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Print showing a view of the Great Exhibition, The British Department viewed towards the transept, William Simpson, printed and published in Great Britain in 1851, Ackermann & Co.

Print showing a view of the Great Exhibition, The British Department viewed towards the transept, William Simpson, printed and published in Great Britain in 1851, Ackermann & Co.

The Research Report was first compiled in 1990 as a means of recording the yearly production of published works by staff. Over the years this report has grown to encompass all types of research, including lectures and exhibitions, produced Museum-wide. It is now an invaluable indicator of the depth and variety of material produced yearly by the Victoria and Albert Museum.

The V&A's annual Research Bulletin showcases a selection of pioneering research undertaken across the Museum by staff, visiting research fellows and graduate students. It complements the V&A Research Report, which provides comprehensive information on the whole of the Museum's research output.

The Annual Bulletin of the V&A/RCA Course in the History of Design includes student essays, details on the Degree Recipients, staff research outcomes and alumni news.

All reports are in .pdf format. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view these files.

Research Reports 2013

Research Reports 2012


Research Reports 2010


Research Reports 2009


Research Reports 2008


Research Reports 2007


Research Reports 2005-6


Research Report 2003-4


Research Report 2000-2


Research Report 1997-9


Research Report 1995-6


Research Report 1994


Research Report 1993


Research Report 1992


Research Report 1991


Research Report 1990

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Baroque: Magnificence & Style (Paperback)

Baroque: Magnificence & Style (Paperback)

The complexity and sophistication of Baroque art, developed through the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, could be understood as an attempt …

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Shoes: Pleasure and Pain

13 June 2015 – 31 January 2016. An exhibition looking at the extremes of footwear from around the globe. From a sandal decorated in pure gold leaf originating from ancient Egypt to the most elaborate designs by contemporary makers.

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Event - Woven Stories: A History of Wool, Cotton, Linen and Silk 2015

Mon 28 September 2015–Mon 07 December 2015

10 WEEK SHORT COURSE: This course will present the stories behind the beautiful textiles displayed in the Museum and include medieval silks and Renaissance velvets, knitted wool, printed cottons, linen suits and merino wool base-layers, ancient Egyptians, merchant seamen, pickpockets, royalty and laundresses.

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