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  Victoria and Albert Museum - London Attractions - Best London Hotels and London City Guide
The Victoria and Albert Museum (often abbreviated as the V&A) is on Cromwell Road in Kensington, West London.
It was renamed in 1899 in honour of Queen Victoria and her late consort Albert.
One of the dramatic parts of the museum is the Cast Courts, comprising two large, skylighted rooms two storeys high housing hundreds of plaster casts of sculptures, friezes and tombs.
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 Victoria and Albert Museum - Natural History Museum London
Südlich vom Hydepark 15 und den Kensington 17 Gardens befindet sich das Victoria and Albert Museum, umgangssprachlich auch als VandA bezeichnet.
Das Museum beherbergt eine der größten Sammlungen Angewandter Kunst.
Zu dieser Zeit erhielt das Victoria and Albert Museum auch seinen heutigen Namen.
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 Victoria & Albert Museum:- UK Travel Attraction Directory
The Victoria and Albert museum or the V and A, as it is affectionately known to people, is the most influential museum of its kind in the world.
It is a world treasure house with collections of the most fabulous scope and diversity of designs.
With its decorative arts and over 145 galleries to see, and covering less than 8 miles, the museum is a visual feast to its visitors in fine and applied arts.
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  Victoria and Albert Museum, Jewelry and Beads, Beads by Mail Presents
This in spite of the fact that the V & A is one of the world's greatest museums and they could choose to be pretentious but they decided to be welcoming instead.
One most breathtaking modern piece in the museum is Dale Chihuly's glass sculpture, all in delicate sea-green and aqua tints of blown glass.
This trio of sterling (!) silver lions was given to Queen Victoria by the Dutch monarch.
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  Victoria and Albert Museum - Museums National Shopping at dooyoo.co.uk
The Victoria and Albert Museum (often abbreviated as the V&A) is on the corner of Cromwell Gardens and Exhibition Road in South Kensington, west London.
The museum was established in 1852 as the South Ke...
This led to the transfer to the museum of The School of Design that had been founded in 1837 at Somerset House, after the transfer it was referred to as the Art School or Art Training School, later to become The Royal College of Art which finally achieved full independence in 1949.
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  Victoria and Albert Museum - HighBeam Encyclopedia
Victoria and Albert Museum A prestigious museum of applied arts founded in 1853 in Marlborough House in London, to house many of the articles displayed in the Great Exhibition of 1851.
Benign exoticism: Lucian Harris visits the Victoria and Albert Museum's 'Encounters exhibition, which charts the aesthetic consequences of the meeting between East and West from 1500 to 1800.
Developing vision: historic photography at the V&A: the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, owns one of the world's greatest collections of historic photography, which its curators are constantly expanding with often unexpected discoveries.
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  Victoria and Albert Museum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Victoria and Albert Museum (often abbreviated as the VandA) is on the corner of Cromwell Gardens and Exhibition Road in South Kensington, west London, England.
One of the dramatic parts of the museum is the Cast Courts, comprising two large, skylighted rooms two storeys high housing hundreds of plaster casts of sculptures, friezes and tombs.
The main interior courtyard of the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2004.
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 Victoria and Albert Museum Encyclopedia Article @ TheLocalColorArtGallery.com (The Local Color Art Gallery)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The museum was established in 1852 as the South Kensington Museum under the control of the Science and Art Department, following the success of the Great Exhibition of 1851.
It was renamed in 1899 in honour of Queen Victoria and her late consort Albert.
The museum is close to the Natural History Museum and the Science Museum, which form part of a cluster of cultural sites known informally as Albertopolis.
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 Victoria and Albert Museum - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Victoria and Albert Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Originally called the Museum of Ornamental Art, it had developed from the Museum of Manufacturers at Marlborough House, which had been founded in the aftermath of the Great Exhibition of 1851.
In 1857 it became part of the South Kensington Museum, and was renamed the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1899.
The museum was inspired by Prince Albert and Henry Cole (1808–1882), English industrial designer and writer on decorative arts.
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Victoria's personal life was marked by many personal tragedies, including the death of her son, the Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, the fatal illness of her daughter, the Empress of Germany, and the death of two of her grandsons.
Victoria was succeeded by her eldest son, the Prince of Wales, who reigned as King Edward VII.
Victoria's death brought an end to the rule of the House of Hanover in the United Kingdom; King Edward VII, like his father Prince Albert, belonged to the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.
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 William Morris at the The Victoria and Albert Museum
Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England, is the largest and most influential museum of decorative arts in the world.
The Museum was founded in 1852 as a Museum of Manufactures, to motivate and educate British manufacturers and designers by building upon the fantastic success of the Great Exhibition of the previous year.
In 1899 it was renamed The Victoria and Albert Museum in honour of the widowed Queen Victoria, who laid the foundation stone of the building in that year in what was to be her last public appearance.
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 Victoria and Albert - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Victoria and Albert refers to Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and her Prince Consort, Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
HMY Victoria and Albert II, a Royal Yacht
HMY Victoria and Albert III, a Royal Yacht
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 London Museums - The Victoria and Albert Museum
It was moved to South Kensington in 1857 and was renamed Victoria and Albert in 1899.
In 1890, the government decided that the museum's premises should be expanded, but construction did not start until 1899, when Queen Victoria laid the foundation stone in what would be her last public appearance.
It differs from the British museum in the sense that the great majority of its pieces and collections were purchased with government funds, although there are important private bequests such as the Jones ones in 1882 and Salting in 1909 respectively.
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 libeskind   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Spiral Extension is an encounter of the enormous cultural legacy represented by the Museum, with my belief that history is not something which has passed away, but is an ever-evolving and dynamic process, inscribing the present simultaneously into the future and the past.
The Victoria & Albert was not conceived as a repository for objects or a container for passivity and nostalgia.
It was conceived as a set of exemplary spaces and inspiring experiences involving the public through participation in the ever-evolving drama of art, education and their mutual significance for society and the future.
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 Albert Museum Victoria - Results from HotBot
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 Victoria & Albert Museum- London, United Kingdom - VirtualTourist.com
Victoria and Albert’s passion grew into an amazing love story and the end as sad as Romeo’s and Juliet in its own way.
Victoria and Albert Museum in South Kensington, London, opened in 1852 as the Museum of Manufacturers at Marlborough House.
It was renamed in 1899 in honor of Queen Victoria and her late consort Albert.
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Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2RL, UK Tel: (020) 7942 2000.
Queen Victoria had laid the foundation stone at her last public appearance.
The Victoria and Albert Museum, with the largest collection of decorative arts in the world, is now Britain’s National Museum of Art and Design.
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 The Victoria & Albert Museum, London: Attraction near Knightsbridge 1m
Founded in 1852 to support and encourage excellence in art and design, it was renamed the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1899 in honour of Queen Victoria.
Some four million objects are held by the museum, ranging from Constable paintings to oriental ceramics, the finest collection of Italian Renaissance sculpture outside Italy as well as the most impressive collection of Indian art and artefacts outside the subcontinent.
These hotels are located in the areas around the Museums of City of Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea, with the cheapest hotel near the Museums being the Eden Plaza (0.3m in Kensington & Chelsea) costing from about £35 per night.
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 AllRefer.com - Victoria and Albert Museum, Art Museum (Art Museums) - Encyclopedia
Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington, London, opened in 1852 as the Museum of Manufacturers at Marlborough House.
When this building was opened in 1909, it became purely an art museum; the scientific collections were renamed the Science Museum.
The museum embraces the Royal College of Art, an extensive art library, and the collections of the India Museum, which it absorbed.
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 victoria and albert museum decorative art famous tourist attraction
The Victoria and Albert Museum is a "must-see" on every London itinerary.
The museum houses 7 miles of exhibition space, containing a collection of over 4 million objects drawn from 5000 years of cultural history.
Victoria and Albert Museum est la visite à ne pas rater dans tous les itinéraires de Londres.
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 LondonTown.com | London Museums Victoria and Albert Museum | London Hotel and Vacation Experts
The V and A, as it is affectionately known, is the most influential museum of decorative arts in the world.
With over 145 galleries to explore, covering some 7 miles, the museum is a visual feast of fine and applied arts.
Originally founded in 1852, to enthuse and educate British manufacturers and designers, the V and A is home to a stunning collection of some four million artefacts ranging from ceramics and costume to metalwork and sculpture.
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 such10.de - Victoria And Albert Museum
The Museum of Costume, Bath, 19th century fashion, mary quant,...
Located in London and housing the national collection of British art from the year 1500 to the present day, and international modern art.
However, some of these electronic resources can only be made available within the Victoria and Albert Museum, for copyright or licensing reasons.
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 BBC NEWS | UK | Museum worker stole 2,500 items
Nevin, who worked in the museum's circulation department, was later sentenced to three years in prison for the thefts.
Nevin had been at the museum since 1930 and worked in the circulation department from 1935, with a break of five years during the war when he was seconded elsewhere.
It seems he stole items from various parts of the museum, including the circulation department, the library, and the metalwork, woodwork and ceramics departments.
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 Boing Boing: Victoria and Albert drops reproduction charges
Much of the work in the V&A is in the public domain but many museums practice a weird perversion of copyright: they make you agree not to take (or sometimes publish) photos you take while in their halls as a condition of entry.
Then they assert the bizarre claim that photos of their public domain collections are themselves new copyrighted works (even though the purpose of such a photo is to apply as little interpretation, art and creativity to the shot as possible) and charge the public a monopoly rent to reproduce the photos they've produced.
In a move which could transform art publishing, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London (V&A) is to drop charges for the reproduction of images in scholarly books and magazines.
www.boingboing.net /2006/11/30/victoria_and_albert_.html   (441 words)

  
 Victoria and Albert Museum - Picture - MSN Encarta
The Victoria and Albert Museum in London has the major collection of decorative arts in Great Britain.
It was founded in 1852 on its initial site of Marlborough House, and moved to its present site on Cromwell Road in 1857.
The museum has vast collections of European sculpture, ceramics, furniture, metalwork, jewellery, and textiles from the early Middle Ages to the 20th century, as well as art objects from South and East Asia.
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 Arts Journal: Hot issue: victoria and albert museum
DUSTING OFF THE OLD VandA: London's beleaguered Victoria and Albert Museum, trying to shore up sagging attendance and public perceptions of incompetence, has hired a marketing company to work on the museum's image.
THE MUSEUM EVERYONE LOVES TO HATE: A National Audit Office report announced that London’s VandA Museum receives the lion’s share of government funding, although its attendance continues to dwindle.
Before London's Victoria and Albert Museum selected its new director last week, headhunters had offered the job to several international candidates, but had been turned down.
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 Museums in London. The Victoria and Albert Museum.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Originally named the Museum of Manufacturers, its founding principle was to inspire British designers and manufacturers and to make works of art available to the public.
It was renamed the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1899, when Queen Victoria laid the foundation stone of a new extension, in memory of the support Prince Albert had given to the museum's foundation.
The main entrance to the Victoria and Albert Museum is on Cromwell Road.
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