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Portrait Miniatures

Portrait Miniatures

The V&A holds the national collection of British portrait miniatures, a unique watercolour art form which developed during the reign of Henry VIII and had its heyday in the reign of Queen Victoria before the rise in popularity of photography. The collection contains over 2000 portrait miniatures with foreign examples acquired to provide a wider context.

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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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International Training Course

The Victoria and Albert Museum welcomes applications for ‘Creating Innovative Learning Programmes’, its new one week intensive course. This is a unique training opportunity for museum professionals from overseas who are interested in attracting and programming for a range of museum audiences.

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Event - Lunchtime Lecture: Facing History - Contemporary Portraiture

Wed 02 March 2016 13:00–13:45

LUNCHTIME LECTURE: Gill Saunders, Senior Curator of Prints, will discuss Facing History: Contemporary Portraiture, a display of portraits by contemporary artists and photographers – including Julian Opie, Grayson Perry, Bettina von Zwehl and Tom Hunter.

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