Research Reports

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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Reconstructing Italian Fashion (Paperback)

Reconstructing Italian Fashion (Paperback)

Reconstructing Italian Fashion: America and the Development of the Italian Fashion Industry.   Despite its long eclipse by Parisian couture, …

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

Wed 24 September 2014 14:00

10 WEEK COURSE: The history of cotton, linen, silk and wool include cheese-making and street style, the history of tartan and tweed, changing fashions in mourning, early aeronautical engineering, the wonders of African kente cloth and the relationship between the American Civil War, and the simultaneous decline of textile industries in Iran. Together these fibres present the history of textiles.

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