Victoria and Albert Museum

This week, visitors to the Vatican in Rome have the rare opportunity to see some of Raphael's greatest and most delicate works: the tapestries he designed for the Sistine Chapel.
The V&A has acquired a previously unknown porcelain sculpture Head of a Laughing Child (about 1746–49) after its chance discovery at a French flea market eight years ago.

LONDON - Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams has officially become the V&A’s most visited exhibition. The blockbuster show…

See how a plaster cast copy of Adriaen de Vries’ Seated Girl is brought to life. Requiring the creation of multiple parts which fit together like a jigsaw puzzle, the moulding process contains many…
The beautiful Ardabil Carpet is one of the most important objects in the V&A’s Middle Eastern Collection, and the centrepiece of our Jameel Gallery of Islamic art. As the world’s oldest dated…
Designed by Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s sapphire and diamond coronet was one of the most important jewels of the young queen
This film features some of the most important living Postmodern practitioners, Charles Jencks, Robert A M Stern and Sir Terry Farrell among them, and asks them how and why Postmodernism came about,…

Follow V&A Conservators as they treat an elaborately decorated Japanese palanquin in our collection. Known as a ‘norimono’ in Japanese, meaning ‘thing to ride’, this box-like enclosed chair…