Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

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.

The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 - 2014

5 April - 27 July 2014. The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 - 2014 is a comprehensive look at Italian Fashion from the end of the Second World War to the present day. The story is explored through the key individuals and organisations that have contributed to Italy's reputation for quality and style.

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William Kent 'Great Staircase' Greeting Card||EVAEX

William Kent 'Great Staircase' Greeting Card||EVAEX

Greeting card featuring The Great Staircase, Kensington Palace. Designed by William Kent (1685–1748) Aquatint after an original watercolour …

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Event - The Jameel Prize 3

Wed 11 December 2013–Mon 21 April 2014

EXHIBITION: The Jameel Prize is an international art prize for contemporary artists and designers inspired by Islamic traditions of art, craft and design.

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