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Victoria & Albert Museum
Cromwell Road
South Kensington
Telephone: 020 7942 2000
Fax: 020 7942 2162
Email: vanda@vam.ac.uk

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Overview of collections

Arguably the world’s greatest museum dedicated to applied and decorative arts with collections of sculpture, metalwork, ceramics, glass, furniture, textiles, fashion, word and image as prints, drawings and paintings and the National Art Library, but also Asian collections from South and South-East Asia, the Middle and Far East.
Collection Descriptions
Art and Craft of the book (Victoria & Albert Museum)
The collection of the art and craft of the book includes significant holdings of fine and noteworthy bindings, Clemen...
Ceramics (Victoria & Albert Museum)
The ceramics and glass collection, both the National Collection, has over 80,000 objects from the western world spann...
Childhood (Victoria & Albert Museum)
The collections range from the 15th century to present and from traditional toys to the Palitoy archive of Star Wars ...
Design (Victoria & Albert Museum)
The National Collection of Design consists of over 100,000 designs for all of applied and decorative art and 35,000 a...
Far East (Victoria & Albert Museum)
The Far East collection has 70,000 works of art from China, Japan and Korea ranging in date from 3,000BC to present i...
Fashion (Victoria & Albert Museum)
The fashion collection covers fashionable dress from the 17th century to present with an emphasis on designs from maj...
Furniture (Victoria & Albert Museum)
The furniture collection has over 14,000 pieces from the Middle Ages to present and from Britain, Europe and America,...
Metalwork (Victoria & Albert Museum)
Metalwork, silver and jewellery collection contains 45,000 examples ranging from the Bronze Age to present and includ...
Middle East (Victoria & Albert Museum)
The Middle East collections have over 19,000 items of metalwork, ceramics, architectural woodwork and textiles, in pa...
Photography (Victoria & Albert Museum)
The National Collection of the art of Photography is the world’s oldest.
Sculpture (Victoria & Albert Museum)
The sculpture collection is the National collection and is the most comprehensive holding of post-classical European ...
South East Asia (Victoria & Albert Museum)
The South East Asia collections comprise over 60,000 objects including 10,000 textiles and 6,000 paintings ranging fr...
Textiles (Victoria & Albert Museum)
The National Collection of textiles includes woven, printed and embroidered textiles, lace, tapestries and carpets, m...
Word and Image (Victoria & Albert Museum)
The word and image collections includes the National Collection of British watercolours, pastels and portrait miniatu...

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