Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

During the Victorian age, when Queen Victoria was on the throne from 1837 to 1901, Britain was the most powerful nation in the world, undergoing an industrial revolution, social reform and advances in science, technology and culture. In 1851 the Great Exhibition, housed in the Crystal Palace, had an enormous impact on the development of art and design throughout the Victorian age and led to the founding of 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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Artistic Circles: Design and Decoration in the Aesthetic Movement

Artistic Circles: Design and Decoration in the Aesthetic Movement

Artists' houses and their gardens formed a distinct and influential strand in Victorian architecture and decoration, eliciting public interest and cov…

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Event - Saving a Century: Pevsner, Conservation & the Victorians

Wed 11 June 2014 15:00

Historian Nikolaus Pevsner reserved some of his best adjectives for Victorian architecture: “ham-fisted”, “distressing”, “flabby”, “noisy”, and “rum”.

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