Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

The 18th century saw the end of the Stuart period and the beginning of the Georgian age. During this period, British artists and designers were increasingly influenced by other cultures, including Europe, the ancient civilations of the classical world, and new Asian trade partners.

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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Figured in Marble: The Making and Viewing of 18th-Century Sculpture

Figured in Marble: The Making and Viewing of 18th-Century Sculpture

A study of 18th-century British sculpture, lavishly illustrated with works of art from the V&A and J. Paul Getty Museums, private collections and …

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Event - The Classical World and Classical Revivals

Tue 13 January 2015 10:30

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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