The V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) is the world’s leading museum of art, design and performance, with over 2 million artefacts showcasing the finest examples of the decorative arts. Founded in 1852 to raise the standard of British design and make works of art available to all, today its purpose is to champion creative industry and inspire the next generation. Every year, the Museum welcomes 4 million visitors from around the world to its South Kensington site in London.
Seaweed wallpaper, J.H. Dearle, 1901
Lea furnishing fabric, William Morris, 1885
Textile design, William Kilburn, 1788–92
Study of the Alhambra Palace, Owen Jones, 1840s
Furnishing fabric, Calico Printers’ Association, 1920s
Dress fabric, Calico Printers’ Association, 1920s