V&A Enterprises is the business face of the V&A. Our activities are many and various, from publishing, product design and licensing to digital development and film. All our profits are returned to the V&A, helping to maintain its position as the world's leading museum of art and design, and funding exhibitions, research, and collecting for the future.
There are four different profit streams by which we bring in revenue: Retail, Publishing, Licensing, and Digital. The company is organised into eight departments, designed to link and support all four streams. The structure allows for flexibility and collaboration in the way we approach projects, and a joined-up approach to all our partnerships. Each function contributes to the whole, playing its part in the overall business of building both reputation and income for the V&A.V&A Enterprises Limited
An emporium of over 2000 products of every colour, size and price, the V&A Shop responds to different sources of inspiration from across the collections of the V&A, and includes exclusive commissions, one-off vintage pieces, and products already part of design history, represented in the V&A’s own collections.
Combined with this, is a broad range of inexpensive but inspiring ideas to suit all ages and pockets. Jewellery, furniture, books, craft, toys, ceramics, fashion, design, glass, accessories and textiles are selected and commissioned from all over the world. The shop features leading design names from past and present including: Terry O'Neill, Alan Aldridge, Angie Lewin, Peter Firmin, William Morris, Edward Bawden, Industrial Jewellery, Emin + Paul, 1882 Ltd and Rob Ryan.
In addition, the V&A Bookshop is devoted to books and provides a destination store for specialists, students and fashion fans alike. The V&A Bookshop is designed to encourage appreciation of all that the V&A has to offer, and across all aspects of the designed world. Graphics, photography, dress, architecture, jewellery, sculpture, textiles and more are featured, and over a choice of many hundreds of titles. The V&A Bookshop offers a full range of the V&A’s own publishing: a justly renowned list of over 150 fabulously illustrated books featuring the research, collections and exhibitions of the V&A.
The V&A brand is recognised internationally as an endorsement of the best in design. The brand licensing team sells and manages the rights to use the V&A brand and/or archives in a commercial context, working with manufacturing and retail partners across the world. Beyond Europe, the USA and Japan are particularly important territories where we have a full-time representative in Tokyo looking after our Japanese partners. We work with our partners to create and maintain a level of visual recognition across the whole range of our licensed product, combining the different, individual requirements of licensees into a coherent, consistent expression of the V&A’s own brand vision. The team identifies prospective licensees for the V&A brand, working with them to understand the needs of their markets and their synergy with the V&A.
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V&A Publishing makes beautiful, innovative and popular books on art and design that sell all over the world. Working to generate profit for the V&A, we publish around 30 books and digital products a year under the V&A Publishing imprint, on subjects as diverse as fashion and textiles, design and the decorative arts, theatre, pattern, craft and fine art. V&A Publishing’s work is highly illustrated and provides accessible information about the Museum's collections and exhibitions. We aim to provide not just descriptions of objects, but to put the collections in context. Our publishing gives insights into different worlds, societies and historic periods, from the middle ages right up to the present, from all over the world.
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V&A Images is a versatile picture agency with an ever-expanding collection. Our sales team work with publishers, designers, advertising agencies, magazines, newspapers and production companies. They provide expertise and research into the V&A’s many thousands of images, negotiating usage rights all over the world. V&A Images also controls the rights to many unique collections, for example prints and photographs covenanted to the Theatre Museum, images from The Museum of Childhood at Bethnal Green, and the National Art Library. Together with our on-line search facility which provides a quick and easy source of inspiration, our experienced researchers can give access to the many thousands of off-line images as well. V&A Images are available to discuss individual projects and offer advice to find the image that best serves your companies needs.