Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

The 18th century saw the rise of a number of highly influential interior designers and architects such as William Kent, James ‘Athenian’ Stuart, Robert Adam and Horace Walpole. A number of rooms from 18th-century houses have been reconstructed in the V&A’s British Galleries.

The Wolsey Angels Appeal

We urgently need your help to raise the £5,000,000 it will cost for the V&A to acquire four Renaissance angels cast for the tomb of Cardinal Wolsey and later in the possession of Henry VIII.

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William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain (Hardback)

William Kent: Designing Georgian Britain (Hardback)

The most versatile British designer of the 18th century, William Kent (1685–1748) created a style for a new nation and monarchy. The scope o…

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Event - The Classical World and Classical Revivals

Tue 13 January 2015–Tue 03 March 2015

10 WEEK COURSE: The civilisations of Ancient Greece and Rome have provided a seemingly inexhaustible source of inspiration for European art, design and architecture from the 15th-century right up to the present day. This course celebrates the opening of the V&A’s outstanding new galleries – Europe 1600-1800 – by exploring the key elements of Classicism, and their re-interpretation and revival in later times.

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