By stripping out interiors built in the 1970s, it has been possible to reveal and to conserve the original Aston Webb architecture, and bring over 350m2 back into public use. Windows that have been covered for decades will be reinstated and controlled daylight introduced to the galleries. The original parquet flooring will also be restored, and long vistas through the suite of rooms will be created by remodelling the space.
- Empires, courts and cities
- Religion, war and politics
- Travel, trade and migration
- Science and the natural world
- Craft, manufacture and design
- Leisure, learning and sociability
- Fashion, performance and etiquette
This development is 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.
The new spaces have been designed by ZMMA, a London based practice.
We are grateful to the Heritage Lottery Fund for their generous support of this project.