National Art Library and Archive talks (Monday at 11.30)

Join National Art Library and V&A Archive staff each Monday for a short talk on an item of their choosing. Museum visitors will encounter some extraordinary collection items and experience the Victorian splendour of our Reading Rooms.

+44 (0)20 7942 2000
  • Monday, 15 January 2024 - Monday, 30 December 2024

  • 11.30 – 11.45

  • V&A South Kensington

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 2RL

  • National Art Library

  • Free event

The National Art Library will open at 11.30 and 14.00 each Monday (except for bank holidays) for a member of Library or Archives staff to introduce the history and purpose of the Library and to talk about an item from our collections. There is no need to book, but simply arrive at the main entrance to the NAL on the First Floor just before the session begins.

We’re keen to share our enthusiasm for some of the most beautiful, historic, puzzling or downright unusual items in our care. There’ll be ample opportunity to get up close to the item and ask questions. The sessions will run for around 15-20 minutes.

We won’t be advertising the item to feature in advance - we’re aiming for an air of mystery and discovery! We want all visitors to feel welcome in the Library space, and to enjoy the books, archives, manuscripts, pamphlets, magazines and more which we curate on behalf of the nation.

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