Victoria and Albert Museum

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The fashion of the 19th century is renowned for its corsets, bonnets, top hats, bustles and petticoats. Women’s fashion during the Victorian period was largely dominated by full skirts, which gradually moved to the back of the silhouette. However, towards the end of the period, the less restrictive Aesthetic style began to emerge.

The Medal Cabinet Appeal

We urgently need your help to raise £534,000 to save this rare and remarkable medal cabinet from export. We only have until July 2014 to acquire it and ensure its place in the national collections.

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Chintz: Indian Textiles for the West

Chintz: Indian Textiles for the West

In the past hundred years or so, 'chintz' has come to mean any floral printed furnishing fabric. Its origins as a hand-drawn and dyed fabric from Indi…

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Event - Lunchtime Lecture: Victorian Electrotypes at the V&A: A perfect Marriage of Art and Industry

Wed 25 June 2014 13:00

LUNCHTIME LECTURE: Join Senior Curator Angus Patterson as he explores the museum's collection of electrotypes.

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