Victoria and Albert Museum

Designed by Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s sapphire and diamond coronet was one of the most important jewels of the young queen. In 1842 she wore it in a famous portrait by Franz Xaver…

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…

This film takes you inside our new exhibition, Robin Hood Gardens: A Ruin In Reverse, at the 2018 Architecture Biennale in Venice – the third consecutive year of our collaboration with La Biennale…

 

An astonishing number of materials have been used to create fashion, many of which are drawn from the animal kingdom. To learn more about some of them, we worked with colleagues at…

Today, the V&A announces the gift of an exquisite ‘papillon’ ring, generously donated by Beyoncé Knowles-Carter. The ring, in the shape of a butterfly, was designed by London-based jeweller G…

Filmed in her Hackney studio, Natasha Kerr reveals how her mother's casual gift of a box of family photographs led to her reinventing herself as a unique kind of biographical textile artist. She…

The Jameel Prize was initiated in 2009 with a view to highlighting contemporary artists and designers whose work is rooted in Islamic tradition. This year, ten individuals have been shortlisted…