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Great Exhibition

The Great Exhibition

The Great Exhibition in 1851 was the first international exhibition of manufactured products. It was organised by Henry Cole and Prince Albert, and held in a purpose-built Crystal Palace in Hyde Park. Many of the objects in the Exhibition were used as the first collection for the South Kensington Museum which opened in 1857 and later became the Victoria and Albert Museum.

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Bawden, Ravilious and the Artists of Great Bardfield (Hardback)

Bawden, Ravilious and the Artists of Great Bardfield (Hardback)

In 1925 the artists Edward Bawden and Eric Ravilious moved to the Essex village of Great Bardfield, at first sharing lodgings. Over the course of seve…

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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 - Theatreland

Thu 14 January 2016–Thu 24 March 2016

10 WEEK SHORT COURSE: The playhouses came to London in the 16th century but it was after the restoration of Charles II that Drury Lane opened and the West End became the centre of the London theatrical world.

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