About the V&A + RIBA architecture partnership

The Temple of Vesta at Tivoli, cork model, © RIBA Library Drawings Collection

The Temple of Vesta at Tivoli, cork model, © RIBA Library Drawings Collection

The V&A and RIBA Architecture Partnership is the name given to the initiative of the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Royal Institute of British Architects to promote the understanding and enjoyment of architecture.

Together the V&A and the RIBA have opened the UK's first permanent architecture gallery and new study rooms at the V&A.

The Partnership brings together the RIBA's drawings and archives collections and the V&A's collections of architectural drawings and photographs at one location - the V&A in London. It also brings together the expertise of each institution in an exciting new programme of temporary exhibitions at the V&A, at the RIBA, and on tour.

There is also an educational programme and study and teaching rooms. Go to the links below for information:


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RIBA Headquarters

Royal Institute of British Architects
66 Portland Place
London W1B 1AD
Tel: +44 (0)20 7580 5533
RIBA Website

RIBA Press Enquiries

For information and images about V&A and RIBA Architecture Partnership exhibitions, events and educational programmes, contact the RIBA Press Office:

Tel: +44 (0)207 307 3761
Email: pressoffice@inst.riba.org

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What is Luxury?

25 April – 27 September 2015. What is Luxury? interrogates ideas of luxury today, addressing how luxury is made and understood in a physical, conceptual and cultural capacity.

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Event - Ways to be Public

Sat 04 April 2015–Wed 30 September 2015

DISPLAY: Public architecture comprises the schools, libraries, hospitals, squares and other public places where we come together. These places have traditionally given meaning to, and made a setting for, our public lives.

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