Onsite Talk: Collecting Spain, 1850-1945 (Postponed)

As a mark of respect following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, this event has been postponed, and all ticketholders contacted.

+44 (0)20 7942 2000
  • The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, V&A South Kensington

  • Tickets cost £15.00 - £18.00

Past Event
Onsite Talk: Collecting Spain, 1850-1945 (Postponed) photo

This event celebrates the publication of 'Collecting Spain: Collecting Spanish Decorative Arts in Britain and Spain', by highlighting the role of the V&A in acquiring objects and working with private collectors, dealers and experts between the mid-1850s and 1945. Short presentations will be given by co-editors Ana Cabrera Lafuente and Lesley Miller and curators Nick Humphrey, Kirstin Kennedy and Mariam Rosser-Owen on the genesis of the project and on collecting in the fields of textiles, furniture, silver and lustreware, and by conservator Victor Borges on discoveries made during the recent conservation of Spanish plaster casts.

Background image: detail of William Linnaeus Casey, Museum of Manufactures, Marlborough House: Second Room (The Soulages collection), watercolour, 1857. V&A: 7280