Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

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10.00 to 17.45 daily
10.00 to 22.00 Fridays


Author: Nick Barnard (Curator - South and South East Asia)
The V&A has recently acquired a large and splendid painting of Shatrunjaya Hill in Gujarat, one of the holiest Jain sites. Thousands of pilgrims climb up to the temples on top of the hills by a path with over 3,000 steps. Today (28 November 2012) is Kartik Purnima, the special day when these paintings are hung up and venerated in Jain temples. Detailed paintings of the sacred site, like this...
Author: Martin Roth (Director)
On Friday 9 November I was invited to give the keynote speech at the Museums Association conference. Here is that speech in full for you to read...It’s always a pleasure to come to Edinburgh. And it is a double pleasure to be invited here to meet so many of my friends in the Museums Association. I want to use this opportunity, if I may, to reflect on the role of museums in a time of...
Author: V&A Network
Advanced notice of temporary website disruptionOn Friday 2 November and Sunday 4 November 2012, the Museum will be undertaking essential work to update technical infrastructure in the building. This will affect access to some services that are delivered on the web.On Sunday this work is scheduled to start at 17.30 and be completed by approximately 9.00 on Monday 5 November.The main website will...