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'.

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

14 March – 2 August 2015. The V&A is delighted to announce that it will present Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty in London in spring 2015. The first and largest retrospective of the late designer’s work to be presented in Europe, the exhibition will showcase McQueen’s visionary body of work.

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V&A Arts & Crafts Button - Assorted

V&A Arts & Crafts Button - Assorted

Single button of an assortment of ceramic buttons featuring Arts & Crafts patterns adapted from the V&A collections.Many feature V&A desig…

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Event - What is Luxury?

Sat 25 April 2015–Sun 27 September 2015

EXHIBITION: The third in the series of Crafts Council partnership exhibitions, What is Luxury? will
present exceptional examples of contemporary design and craftsmanship alongside conceptual
projects which interrogate fundamental ideas of luxury, its production and future.

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