Room 123: Celebration & Commemoration


Enamelled earthenware plate depicting Queen Victoria (1819 - 1901) by Thomas Kirkby for Minton & Co., England, c.1855.
Museum no. 3340-1856


Room 123 includes an interesting display of commemorative items made for Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee in 1887. Events of her life were recorded in everything from sculpture to song-sheets, paintings to pottery. Also in this room  are displays on the new interest in antique collecting, the development of legal protection for new designs as well as the new technologies involved.

Room 123 is on Level 4 of the V&A South Kensington.

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