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The V&A’s collections include artists’ books, children’s books, examples of early printing and illumination, modern book design, dust jackets and graphic novels. Most of these are held in the National Art Library.

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Selling Silks: A Merchant's Sample Book (Hardback)

Selling Silks: A Merchant's Sample Book (Hardback)

In 1764, British Customs confiscated a book containing hundreds of silk samples of different qualities from French agents who were attempting to sell …

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The Museum of Savage Beauty

The Museum of Savage Beauty interactive web feature explores the hidden stories and craftsmanship behind some of the most remarkable objects made by Alexander McQueen and his creative collaborators. Here the designer's iconic pieces are placed alongside historical objects from the V&A’s collections, which represent some of the many design traditions that inspired him.

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Event - RUSI Library of Military History

Wed 27 January 2016 14:00–15:00

Located in the middle of Whitehall, it is an eclectic collection of modern monographs, as well as rare books and early works, housed in a stunning semi-circular gallery. The building is also home to a wonderful collection of military artworks, including pieces by war artists Dame Laura Knight and Norman Wilkinson. Members will enjoy an insight into the history of this unusual collection, as well as being offered the opportunity to view some of its rarest items.

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