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.

Strawberry Thief Free iPad Game

Strawberry Thief by BAFTA award winning games designer Sophia George is a playful celebration of the work of Victorian designer William Morris. Uncover the famous Arts and Crafts design by drawing on your screen with your finger and watch your iPad transform from blank paper to an animated masterpiece.

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British Watercolours: 1750-1950

British Watercolours: 1750-1950

The art of watercolour has had a distinctive identity and history in Britain since the latter part of the eighteenth century, when British artists fir…

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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 examines our display Staying Power: Photographs of Black British Experience 1950s-1990s.

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