Onsite Talk: Enriching the V&A

Join V&A Keeper Emeritus Julius Bryant at the museum for a discussion of his new book, which focuses on the V&A’s collections from the viewpoint of private collectors, lenders and donors.

+44 (0)20 7942 2000
  • The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, V&A South Kensington

  • Tickets cost £15.00 - £18.00

Past Event
Onsite Talk: Enriching the V&A photo

Enriching the V&A, the concluding volume in a trilogy on the museum’s 19th-century history, describes how the young museum’s rapid growth was soon driven more by collectors, agents and dealers, through loans, gifts and bequests, than by the combined expertise, acquisitions policies and buying power of its directors and curators. In this talk, V&A Keeper Emeritus Julius Bryant will discuss his new work, exploring the formative influence on the museum, and on pioneering fields of scholarship, of the V&A’s leading Victorian and Edwardian benefactors.