Members' Week 2019
This exclusive Members-only tour will uncover the story of two men with competing visions for the V&A which have defined the museum for the past 150 years. Henry Cole, who aimed to champion newly-emerging design industries, and collector and art connoisseur JC Robinson played a fundamental role in the foundations of the V&A’s stunning collections. Key pieces collected by the pair in their quest to shape the V&A to their personal taste remain on display to this day. Join V&A Guide John Harbord-Hamond as he highlights objects that represent the opposing attitudes of these two Victorian visionaries.