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The stories behind the V & A's collection of African objects are told through Africa - Exploring Hidden Histories, a free exhibition which runs until 3rd February 2013. The museum's collection of African jewellery, textiles and sculpture, assembled since the 1850s, is displayed along with 36 black and white photographs by Walker Evans which document MoMA's first display of African art in 1935. These images give an insight into to changing attitudes towards such objects, which are widely regarded as art rather than anthropoligical artefacts.

 

About Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum (or V & A as everyone calls it) was originally founded in 1852 to inspire and educate British designers and manufacturers. Today it houses over 4 million items spanning centuries and hundreds of cultures. The stunning collection covers European, Indian, Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Islamic artefacts ranging from ceramics, glass, metalwork and sculpture to costume, armour, weaponry and furniture. More about Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum


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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 2RL
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 2RL
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 2RL
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event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Museums
DATES  3rd September 2016 to 8th January 2017
VENUE  Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 
From the 12th to the 15th centuries, England was internationally famous mainly for one type of artistic product: elaborate luxury embroideries. S ought after by Kings, Popes and Cardinals, these beautiful objects are displayed in Opus Anglicanum (Latin for 'English work') which brings together Masterpieces of English Medieval Embroidery , ... More about this event
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 2RL
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DATES  10th September 2016 to 26th February 2017
VENUE  Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum 
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 2RL
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 2RL
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The Twentieth Century: Masters Of Modern Architecture And Design
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 2RL
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The Camera Exposed
Beatrix Potter's LondonBeatrix Potter's LondonTo mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of the children's author behind The Tale Of Peter Rabbit, this display looks at the role of the capital city in her life and work.2016-12-08T10:00:00+00002017-04-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 2RL
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Beatrix Potter's London
Chardin To Cezanne: Art And Innovation In Europe, 1720-1900Chardin To Cezanne: Art And Innovation In Europe, 1720-1900Exploring themes such as taste, the market and the avant-garde.2016-12-08T11:10:00+00002017-07-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 2RL
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Chardin To Cezanne: Art And Innovation In Europe, 1720-1900
Textiles: Ancient To ModernTextiles: Ancient To ModernBecome familiar with textiles by examining techniques and designs from around the world.2016-12-08T11:10:00+00002017-07-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum,   Cromwell Road      SW7 2RL
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