Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

During the 20th century, art and design was inescapably influenced by politics. Modernism and Art Deco were a reaction to the horrors of the First World War. Later, artists responded to the end of World War II and the fear and suspicion brought on by the Cold War tensions between East and West.

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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A to Z of Style (Clothbound Hardback)

A to Z of Style (Clothbound Hardback)

I don't understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that'…

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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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