Art, design & empire: contemporary artists and the legacy of empire

The rise and fall of empire has been crucial to Britain's history and it also influenced art and design on many levels in Britain and the colonies. In this video, contemporary artists Lubaina Himid, Jane Adam and Yinka Shonibare discuss how empire and cultural exchange has influenced and shaped British design.

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A gift in your will

You may not have thought of including a gift to a museum in your will, but the V&A is a charity and legacies form an important source of funding for our work. It is not just the great collectors and the wealthy who leave legacies to the V&A. Legacies of all sizes, large and small, make a real difference to what we can do and your support can help ensure that future generations enjoy the V&A as much as you have.

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Design and the Decorative Arts: Victorian Britain 1837-1901

Design and the Decorative Arts: Victorian Britain 1837-1901

The V&A's bestselling Design and the Decorative Arts, Britain 1500-1900 is now available in three separate paperback volumes. This volume tells th…

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Event - Land of Hope and Glory: Culture, Conflict and the Edwardians

Wed 14 January 2015 10:30

EIGHT WEEK COURSE: Following the success of last year’s course we are offering an extended and more detailed review of the Edwardian period, an era that witnessed wild extravagance alongside severe poverty, and radical changes in politics, culture and society.

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