Talk Thursday, 23 May 2019

Creating the V&A: Victoria and Albert's Museum

In this bicentenary year of their birth, celebrate the contribution made by young Queen Victoria and Prince Albert to the creation of the V&A

  • Thursday, 23 May 2019

  • The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

  • Tickets cost £15.00 - £18.00

    Includes wine reception.

Creating the V&A: Victoria and Albert's Museum  photo

Julius Bryant, Keeper of Word and Image at the V&A, has researched a new history of the museum’s collections that reveals the personal contribution of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. In conjunction with a book of the same name, the talk will explore how the young royal couple played key roles as public supporters and as large-scale lenders, before the museum grew its own collections. The lecture will also introduce the bicentennial temporary displays on Victoria and Albert.