Collection Selection Boxes – LGBTQ

Our Collection Selection Boxes are a unique opportunity to handle original prints, drawings and photographs from our collection. These resources contain carefully curated material that introduces a particular period, style, material, or technique, and are available for individual study or group teaching.


The V&A's collections contain a vast range of objects that relate to LGBTQ lives and histories. Objects may be considered for a variety of reasons, including the individuals associated with the object (artist, sitter, owner for example); the content or 'message' of the work; and current or historic connotations and connections. This selection is drawn from the collection of prints, drawings and photographs in the AAPD (Art, Architecture, Photography, Design) department.

Many thanks to El Affleck who assisted with the research and interpretation of this box whilst on a placement from the MA Queer History degree programme at Goldsmiths, University of London, 2019.

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Header image: In the Dull Village, etching and aquatint, by David Hockney, 1966, Britain. Museum No. CIRC.521-1968. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London