First German to head major UK museum oversaw record visitor numbers but left V&A after disillusionment with Brexit vote

The V&A has paid tribute to its former director Martin Roth, who has died in Berlin, aged 62.

Roth was the first German to head a major British museum, leaving the V&A in 2016 shortly after it won the museum of the year award. That victory meant that Roth, after five years in charge, could leave while the museum was on a high. However it was a decision also hastened by his disillusionment over the Brexit vote.

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