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Conferences and symposia

V&A conferences and symposia feature leading international academics, writers and practitioners and discuss the theory and practice of contemporary and historical visual art, culture and design. They are held throughout the year and include a special student price. Details of the upcoming programme can be found below. Details of Study Days, Courses and Seminars can be found on the Courses and Study Days page.

Lambrequins and Luxury: Ornament in the time of Louis XIV and beyond
Lambrequins and Luxury: Ornament in the time of Louis XIV and beyond

Sat 05 December 2015 10:00–17:30

CONFERENCE: Marking the tercentenary of the close of Louis XIV’s reign this one-day conference will explore the tenets, impact and dissemination of the Louis XIV style in Britain and Europe.

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Julia Margaret Cameron at 200
Julia Margaret Cameron at 200

Fri 15 January 2016 10:00–17:15

CONFERENCE: This one-day conference will present new research on the pioneering photographer Julia Margaret Cameron's social, religious, colonial and artistic contexts.

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Carvings, Casts and Collectors: The Art of Renaissance Sculpture (Hardback)||RHFPR

Carvings, Casts and Collectors: The Art of Renaissance Sculpture (Hardback)||RHFPR

This volume brings together new research by some of the world's leading experts, exploring the artistic production and cultural context of Renaissance…

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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 - Julia Margaret Cameron at 200

Fri 15 January 2016 10:00–17:15

CONFERENCE: This one-day conference will present new research on the pioneering photographer Julia Margaret Cameron's social, religious, colonial and artistic contexts.

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