Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

Frederick Hollyer adapted new technical developments in photography to create a unique visual record of London life at the dawn of the 20th century. His portrait photographs offer us a glimpse into late-Victorian and Edwardian celebrity culture. The Victoria and Albert Museum holds a remarkable collection of Hollyer portraits - nearly 200 platinum prints contained in three chintz-covered albums - and also some of his reproductions.

The Château de Juvisy Appeal

We need your help to raise £500,000 to acquire the Baroque oil painting of the Château de Juvisy, by Pierre-Denis Martin, court painter to Louis XIV in time for the opening of the Europe 1600-1800 galleries.

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The Gilbert Collection at the V&A

The Gilbert Collection at the V&A

Arthur and Rosalind Gilbert began collecting in the 1960s and over a period of about 40 years formed one of the world's most magnificent private colle…

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Event - Curator Talk: Wedding Dresses 1775 - 2014

Fri 02 May 2014 15:00

‘Wedding Dresses 1775–2014’ traces the development of the iconic white bridal gown and its treatment by key fashion designers such as Charles Frederick Worth, Christian Lacroix, Vivienne Westwood and Vera Wang.

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