Talk Past event Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Lunchtime Lecture: Victoria and Albert’s V&A: A Bicentenary Celebration

Join expert curators and inspiring speakers for our free weekly lunchtime lectures.

  • The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, South Kensington

  • Free event

Lunchtime Lecture: Victoria and Albert’s V&A: A Bicentenary Celebration photo

2019 marks the 200th anniversary of Prince Albert and Queen Victoria’s births. To help mark the occasion in the V&A, this lecture reveals the royal couple’s contribution to the museum in its first decade, between the closing of the Great Exhibition in 1851 and Prince Albert’s sudden death in December 1861.

This lecture shares some of the research behind the new book by Julius Bryant, "Creating the V&A: Victoria and Albert’s Museum" (V&A/Lund Humphries, 2019). More than 90 treasures from the V&A will also feature in a blockbuster exhibition "Victoria & Albert: Treasures from a Royal Marriage" at The Collection, Lincoln. This will open 5 October 2019.

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