Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

The South Kensington Museum, later the Victoria and Albert, opened in 1857. The first catalogue of the museum's collection of watercolours was published only nineteen years later in 1876, by which time the museum had acquired nearly 500 watercolours, today the collection numbers many thousands.

A gift in your will

You may not have thought of including a gift to a museum in your will, but the V&A is a charity and legacies form an important source of funding for our work. It is not just the great collectors and the wealthy who leave legacies to the V&A. Legacies of all sizes, large and small, make a real difference to what we can do and your support can help ensure that future generations enjoy the V&A as much as you have.

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Event - Lunchtime Lecture:Staying Power Photographs of Black British Experience 1950s-1990s

Wed 13 May 2015 13:00–13:45

LUNCHTIME LECTURE: Join Bronwen Colquhoun, Assistant Curator Photographs for this lecture which examins our display Staying Power: Photographs of Black British Experience 1950s-1990s.

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