Lunchtime Lecture: Prince Albert: Collector, Educator and Cultural Transferant

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: Prince Albert: Collector, Educator and Cultural Transferant photo

This lecture reveals the many facets of Prince Albert and the impact his cultural transfer activities have had in Britain, Europe and beyond. Join DrJana Riedel on a journey through the life of this fascinating 19th century figure, whose biggest achievement was undoubtedly initiating the creation of the South Kensington complex of museums and other cultural institutions, also known as Albertopolis.

Dr Jana Riedel is the Research Projects Officer at the V&A Research Institute (VARI). Previously, she completed her doctoral research at the V&A and Queen Mary University of London on Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha as Collector, Educator and Cultural Transferant. Jana has also worked as Research Assistant for Kensington Palace (HRP) and Yale University, and independently co-curated and produced online exhibitions. Between 2016 – 2019, she was the Arts & Culture Manager at Queen Mary University. Jana holds a BA in Digital Arts and Video Production and an MA in Anglo-German Cultural Relations. She is a Visiting Research Fellow at Queen Mary University of London.

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Header image: Albert Memorial, Photograph by Jana Riedel