Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

The V&A holds the national collection of Textiles and Fashion, which spans a period of more than 5000 years, from Predynastic Egypt to the present day. Almost all textile techniques are represented, including woven, printed and embroidered textiles, lace, tapestries and carpets.

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Global Textile Encounters (Paperback)

Global Textile Encounters (Paperback)

Global Textile Encounters is a fascinating journey into three significant textiles and clothing cultures: China, India and Europe. The common thread i…

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Become a V&A Member

V&A Members enjoy a wealth of benefits, including free entry to exhibitions, previews, exciting events and the V&A Members’ Room. In addition, you will be supporting the vital work of the V&A.

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Event - Smart Textiles

Fri 19 June 2015–Sat 20 June 2015

PRACTICAL WORKSHOP: Come and play with smart materials and simple electronics and their application to textiles.

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