The 2021 Milton Lecture - Museums as ‘the true teachers of a free people’

Dr Tristram Hunt discusses the role of public museums in creating our culture and describes how, despite its origins rooted in Empire, monarchy, and high Victorian capitalism, the collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum tell a fascinating story of civic republicanism.

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