Image: John C. L. Sparkes, Marlborough House: Fourth Room (detail), 1856, watercolor, V&A:7281.

A lecture by Julius Bryant, Keeper of Word and Image at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

The talk, along with an accompanying book Creating the V&A, will explore the key roles played by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert as public supporters and as large-scale lenders to the V&A, before the museum grew its own collections. The lecture is being done in celebration of the bicentenary of the births of the royal couple in 2019. It is hosted by the Bard Graduate Center in collaboration with the American Friends of the V&A.

Space is limited. Please RSVP to [email protected] by October 30.
Creating the V&A is published by Lund Humphries in association with V&A publishing. It was made possible by the support of the AFV&A through the generosity of the Dr. Lee MacCormick Edwards Charitable Foundation.