Development of the photography gallery, 2003
In 2003, a new Photography gallery opened, situated in the single-storey space between the two double-height South Court galleries. Previously a retail outlet, the space was transformed into a showcase for the V&A's national collection of photographic art.
A changing display area celebrates anything of topical importance in photography. It is also used to house extensions to shows that are placed in the Contemporary space or adjacent Temporary Exhibition space. The design of the new gallery allows this changing display space to be sectioned off from the rest of the gallery while repairs are made and new displays installed.
The gallery was designed by V&A Design.
This development was completed as part of FuturePlan
FuturePlan is transforming the V&A by revitalising visitor facilities and redisplaying the collections. Using the best architects and designers, we are bringing the V&A into the 21st century and restoring modern design and innovation to the heart of the museum.