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Re-opening of the iconic V&A Cast Courts

The V&A’s beloved Cast Courts re-opened on December 1, 2018, marking the end of the second and final phase of redevelopment, returning these iconic galleries to their original Victorian splendour. Collecting plaster cast reproductions and electrotypes reached the height of popularity in the [...]

2018-12-05T15:18:09+00:00December 5th, 2018|Support|

Beyoncé gifts ‘Papillon’ ring to V&A

Beyoncé Knowles-Carter has gifted to the V&A a ring designed by London-based jeweller G (Glenn Spiro). The exquisite ‘Papillon’ ring, in the shape of a butterfly, is an excellent example of contemporary fine jewellery design. As the wearer moves their hand, an ingenious [...]

2018-06-20T14:22:21+00:00June 20th, 2018|Support|

AFV&A supports Horst: Photographer of Style at the V&A

Muriel Maxwell, American Vogue© Condé Nast / Horst Estate In 2014 the AFV&A supported the V&A’s upcoming autumn exhibition, a retrospective on the work of Horst P. Horst. After an extraordinary sixty-year career, the German-American fashion photographer now ranks alongside Irving Penn [...]

2017-02-20T16:57:29+00:00July 14th, 2014|Support|

AFV&A helps save a Napoleonic Medal Cabinet for the V&A

Medal Cabinet in the Egyptian taste, Paris, c.1810. After a design by Charles Percier (1764-1838) Generous support from the AFV&A contributed towards the V&A’s successful appeal in 2014 to save a rare and remarkable medal cabinet from export. The striking cabinet is [...]

2017-02-20T16:58:54+00:00July 14th, 2014|Support|