Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

The period from the end of the Second World War to the mid 1970s was a time of great political tension and exceptional creativity. Art and design were not peripheral symptoms of politics during the Cold War: they played a central role in representing and sometimes challenging the dominant political and social ideas of the age.

The Wolsey Angels Appeal

We urgently need your help to raise the £5,000,000 it will cost for the V&A to acquire four Renaissance angels cast for the tomb of Cardinal Wolsey and later in the possession of Henry VIII.

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Cold War Modern (Paperback)

Cold War Modern (Paperback)

This ground-breaking study of modern art, architecture, design and film examines the Cold War as a conflict between differing conceptions of modern li…

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Event - Russian Avant Garde Theatre, War, Revolution and Design

Sat 24 January 2015 10:30

CONFERENCE: Explore the impact of war and revolution on Avant Garde theatre and design (1913-33). The conference will examine the collaborations between experimental artists, performers and directors and their impact and legacy on the visual arts, design and performance today.

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