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.

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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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 - Beatrix Potter: the Land, the Seasons and the War (WWI)

Tue 21 January 2014–Sun 12 October 2014

DISPLAY: A year after Beatrix Potter married and moved to live full time in her beloved Lake District, the First World War broke out. As a farmer and land owner, she came to experience the changes the war brought to rural life in Britain.

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