V&A Director Martin Roth

Martin Roth gazes out of his airy office onto peaceful London gardens bathed in early spring sunshine. The director of the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) is just back from one of many trips to the Gulf he has undertaken in recent years to foster links with what he calls a “completely fascinating part of the world”. If springtime London feels a long way from Qatar, where the perky, German-born Roth signed off a new exhibition with the Qatar Museums Authority (QMA), then he’s not showing it.

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