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Julius Bryant, Keeper of Word and Image at the Victoria and Albert Museum, has researched a new history of the V&A’s collections that reveals the personal contribution of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. His talk, along with an accompanying book Creating the V&A, will explore how the young royal couple played key roles as public supporters and as large-scale lenders, before the museum grew its own collections.

Creating the V&A is published as a contribution to the celebrations marking the bicentenary of the birth of both Victoria and Albert in 2019. It was made possible by the support of the AFV&A through the generosity of the Dr. Lee MacCormick Edwards Charitable Foundation.

There is no charge for this lecture but please rsvp to diana.seaton@afvam.org or 203-536-4328 as places are limited.

Presented in partnership with the the Bard Graduate Center.