Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

The Arts and Crafts Movement began in Britain around 1880 and quickly spread to America, Europe and Japan. Inspired by the ideas of John Ruskin and William Morris, it advocated a revival of traditional handicrafts, a return to a simpler way of life and an improvement in the design of ordinary domestic objects. In 2005, the V&A hosted the exhibition 'International Arts and Crafts'.

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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Essential Arts and Crafts

Essential Arts and Crafts

The Arts and Crafts Movement was one of the most far-reaching and influential design movements of modern times, changing contemporary thought about wo…

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Event - The Craft Campaign: Where do you belong?

Sun 11 May 2014 11:00

SPECIAL EVENT: The world feels much more of a global village in today’s culturally diverse society.

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