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 Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 - 2014

5 April - 27 July 2014. The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 - 2014 is a comprehensive look at Italian Fashion from the end of the Second World War to the present day. The story is explored through the key individuals and organisations that have contributed to Italy's reputation for quality and style.

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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 - French Art Pottery

Thu 14 August 2014 13:00

FREE TALK: Join Rebecca Wallis, Curator of Sculpture, Metalwork, Ceramics & Glass, to learn more about French Art Pottery.

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