Lunchtime Lecture: Walking in a Printed Wonderland

This talk is part of the V&A Academy Lunchtime Lecture Series. No booking is required.

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  • V&A South Kensington

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 2RL

  • The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

  • Free event

Lunchtime Lecture:  Walking in a Printed Wonderland photo

Join curator Zorian Clayton for a merry slideshow stroll, taking in posters, prints and photographs of winter sports, festive foods, and Christmas decor galore. With the V&A's close connections to the invention of the Christmas card in 1843, enjoy extraordinary examples from one of the largest collections of festive ephemera in the world, from the beautiful to the downright bizarre!

Zorian Clayton is a Curator of Prints, specialising in 19th to 21st century printmaking and posters, and currently working on an international touring exhibition of Aubrey Beardsley. Recent contributions to publications include ‘The Poster: A Visual History' (Thames & Hudson, 2020) and 'Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear' (V&A, 2022).

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Header image: Unmade paper model in box form showing Christmas Village, published by PL, USA, ca.1920-1950. Given by the V&A Americas Foundation through the generosity of Robert Freidus. © Victoria and Albert Museum