21.04.2016Order of Merit for Martin Roth

Martin Roth, the German director of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, has received a First Class medal of the Order of Merit from Germany’s Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier at a ceremony in Berlin. The award was given in recognition of Roth’s efforts to foster cross-cultural interaction and tolerance, and his contribution towards enhancing Germany's connections with its European neighbours.

In his laudatory speech, David Chipperfield highlighted the importance of Martin Roth’s global perspective, his dedication to confronting difficult issues including his own country’s recent history, and his eloquent determination to ensure that museums serve as engaged forums for debate and innovation.

Image ©Florian Gaertner/photothek.net