National Art Library collection development policy: documentary materials

V&A Collections Development Policy Including Acquisition & Disposal Policy (PDF file, 125 KB)

The Medal Cabinet Appeal

We urgently need your help to raise £534,000 to save this rare and remarkable medal cabinet from export. We only have until July 2014 to acquire it and ensure its place in the national collections.

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Western Illuminated Manuscripts

Western Illuminated Manuscripts

This catalogue of illuminated manuscripts in the V&A's National Art Library provides a history of an art form over eight centuries as an integral …

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Event - This Time in History: What Escapes, by Rose Frain (WWI)

Wed 09 July 2014–Sun 01 February 2015

DISPLAY: As a contribution to the V&A’s centenary reflections on the outbreak of war, the distinguished artist Rose Frain creates an installation for the National Art Library.

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