Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

The V&A's Archive of Art and Design holds the working papers of individual artists and designers, as well as the records of companies and associations involved in all aspects of applied art and design. The archives can be consulted by appointment at Blythe House, located near Olympia in West London.

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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Alec Cobbe: Designs for Historic Interiors (Paperback)

Alec Cobbe: Designs for Historic Interiors (Paperback)

Alec Cobbe (b.1945) established his reputation as a conservator of Old Master paintings before specializing in the redecoration and rearrangement of h…

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Event - The Pharaohs’ Influence on Art & Design

Tue 03 March 2015 14:00

Join V&A guide Margaret Raffin as she delves into European art and design inspired by travellers to Egypt in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and the revival of interest after the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922.

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