Lunchtime Lecture: Victorian Electrotypes at the V&A: A perfect Marriage of Art and Industry

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  • What:
    Free talks & tours
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  • Where:
    The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

LUNCHTIME LECTURE: Join Senior Curator Angus Patterson as he explores the museum's collection of electrotypes.

The V&A's cast collection is an excellent example of the artistic taste of Victorian curators and audiences. The collecting of plaster casts reached the height of its popularity in the mid to late 19th century, and The South Kensington Museum (as the V&A was originally known) was at the forefront of enthusiasm for collecting plaster cast reproductions and electrotypes.

Led by Angus Patterson, Senior Curator at the V&A.

13.00-13.45

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