Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

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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Discover the many treasures in the beautiful V&A galleries, find out where events are happening in the Museum or just check the location of the café, shops, lifts or toilets. Simple to use, the V&A interactive map works on all screen sizes, from your tablet or smartphone to your desktop at home.

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Roy Strong: Self-Portrait as a Young Man (Hardback)

Roy Strong: Self-Portrait as a Young Man (Hardback)

For nearly half a century, Sir Roy Strong has enjoyed a high public profile in the arts world in Britain. Yet remarkably little is known about his lif…

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Event - Portrait Photography

Sat 09 August 2014 10:30

PRACTICAL WORKSHOP: Improve your portrait photography skills and explore a range of technical and artistic approaches to portraiture.

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