Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

The 19th century was a period of huge growth in Britain, which had a profound effect on art and design. The Industrial Revolution saw Britain become a major manufacturing power, as displayed in the Great Exhibition of 1851. The Victorian period saw the British Empire reach its peak, and designers increasingly looked to the East for inspiration.

The Château de Juvisy Appeal

We need your help to raise £500,000 to acquire the Baroque oil painting of the Château de Juvisy, by Pierre-Denis Martin, court painter to Louis XIV in time for the opening of the Europe 1600-1800 galleries.

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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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