Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

Opening times

10.00 to 17.45 daily
10.00 to 22.00 Fridays

Archive

Author: Nicholas Smith (Archivist)
Few museums in the world can have traded under as many names as the V&A in the first 50 years of their existence!The iconic building that we recognise today as the V&A opened in 1909; however, the museum can trace its physical footprint at South Kensington to 1857, and its intellectual roots to 1837.In 1837 the Government established a School of Design at Somerset House under the auspices...
Author: Victoria Platt (Archives Assistant - Archive of Art and Design)
The opening of the Clothworkers’ Centre for the Study and Conservation of Textiles and Fashion at Blythe House provided us with a golden opportunity to redisplay one of the Archive of Art and Design’s most popular – and surreal – collections: Eduardo Paolozzi’s Krazy Kat Arkive of Twentieth Century Popular Culture.The room in which the objects were accommodated...