The Victoria and Albert Museum is the world's leading museum of art and design.
Art deco designers were influenced by the African objects, and artists attempted to replicate aspects of African design through using bold colour palettes and geometric patterns. Bequeathed by C.J. Corbett Palmer. Learn how legacies have shaped the V&A
Throwback time! This Fashion in Motion from 2015 featured @wales_bonner 's collection. Grace's SS15 graduate collection Afrique explored Coco Chanel via Lagos and won the L’Oreal Professionnel Designer of the Year Award. Find out more:
The scholar and intellectual W. E. B. Dubois proposed that black people were perpetually aware of their inner self as seen by the white viewer. This print by Maria Magdelena Campos=Pons could be viewed as an interpretation of this idea of seeing oneself from the outside.
Part Polynesian, part African–American, model Kellie Wilson left the U.S in the mid-1960s in search of better work opportunities. After moving to Paris, she featured regularly as a model for Mary Quant. Book now – ©Gunnar Larsen#BlackHistoryMonth
The ability to commission a portrait painted in oil was regarded as a sure sign of achievement and social status. Francis Williams was a Jamaican poet and a scholar. Williams is shown as a scholar in his book-lined study, with a globe of the world.
Due to extraordinary demand, tickets for our next #FashioninMotion are sold out. We will have a limited number available on the day, on a first come, first served basis. @guopeiofficial will showcase her Alternate Universe Couture collection on Fri 1 Nov:
No one brought theatre to the forefront of culture quite like Sergei Diaghilev did with his extraordinary Ballets Russes. Our course The Making of Modern Theatre explores the plays, players, directors and writers that changed theatre in the 20th century:
One of the very first photos of London and the oldest one in our collection! The process used is called "daguerreotype". It's the first photographic process through which an image is formed on a silvered copper plate. By M. De Ste.Croix, London, 1839
In Videogames #DesignPlayDisrupt we go behind the scenes of Nintendo’s creative process for the fantastically fun #Splatoon . Watch what Producer Hisashi Nogami and Head of Software Development Shinya Takahashi thought when they visited the exhibition.
Our hearts are with Paris as we reflect on the devastating #NotreDameCathedralFire . This poignant photo by Charles Marville, created in c1855, marked the end of a restoration project that saw the addition of the iconic spire to the cathedral, now sadly lost.
We now have all three of our #Leonardoda Vinci notebooks fully available online! . You can also see one of our notebooks in person at the Leonardo da Vinci: A Mind in Motion exhibition at the @britishlibrary #Leonardo500
Peter Rabbit creator was born in 1866. , s #otde was an #Didyouknowccomplished natural scientist? While she struggled to find recognition as a woman, today her drawings and paintings are widely valued by modern mycologists.