Martin Roth became the Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum in September 2011.
Before joining the V&A, Martin Roth was Director General of the Dresden State Art Collections (Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden), overseeing 12 museums and galleries. Previous positions also include: Researcher at the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, Curator at the German Historical Museum in Berlin, and Director of the German Hygiene-Museum in Dresden. Dr. Roth was also President of the German Museums Association; Director of Thematic Exhibitions at the German World Fair EXPO 2000, Hanover;
President of the Cultural Foundation of the Federal State of Saxony: and Spokesman of the Conference of National Cultural Institutions, Halle.
Martin Roth is a member of the advisory board of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Berlin and the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation/National Museums Berlin. He is also on the administrative board of the National Museum of German Art and Culture, Nuremberg and the Senckenberg Nature Research Society, Frankfurt/Main. He is a curating member of the Dresdner Bank Cultural Foundation, Frankfurt/Main, the Bucerius Kunst Forum, Hamburg, the Frauenkirche Dresden Foundation, Dresden, and the Humboldt-Forum, Berlin.
Martin Roth is widely published and has lectured at the University of Dresden, the School of Design in Karlsruhe and University of Karlsruhe.