Victoria and Albert Museum


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Anthologization Ali Smith
AS contributed to this project a short story entitled A & V at the V & A, later published in Road Stories. The story appeared in the exhibition alongside installations, street performance, a...
Education Una Troubridge
UTacquired a reputation as a child prodigy at the Victoria and Albert Museum , where she began taking art classes at seven years of age.
Baker, Michael. Our Three Selves: The Life of Radclyffe Hall. Hamish Hamilton.
Family and Intimate relationships Jane Johnson
JJ 's eldest child, her daughter Barbara , remained unmarried. She developed her literary ability in poetry as well as in familiar letters, and in 1776 won a prize for poems submitted to Lady Miller
Health Constance Naden
While in India CN contracted a serious fever, which kept [her] a prisoner
Hughes, William Richard et al. Constance Naden: A Memoir. Bickers and Son.
for seven weeks. She had been ill before this, and had been barred from scientific studies for some weeks by a...
Leisure and Society Charlotte Guest
Lady CG enjoyed cultured activities like the theatre and the opera throughout her life. Reading Jane EyreCharlotte Brontë in December 1850 she thought it singular . . . written with force but coarseness, and not of...
Material Conditions of Writing Rumer Godden
In summer 1939 she had acquired a ticket for the Victoria and Albert Museum reading room, a spacious and scholarly
Godden, Rumer. A Time to Dance, No Time to Weep. Macmillan.
working environment which was quite new to her and which she loved. Ostensibly working...
Occupation Jane Ellen Harrison
From these tours she moved on to lecturing at the South Kensington Museum until about 1894.
Robinson, Annabel. The Life and Work of Jane Ellen Harrison. Oxford University Press.
Her audiences were comprised mostly of middle- and upper-class women, and she spoke of the benefits of intellectual...
Occupation Beatrix Potter
She began making scientific drawings out of interest: her renderings of plant and animal life are painstakingly, professionally accurate, except when she chose to make them whimsically anthropomorphic. The Victoria and Albert Museum holds the...
Textual Features Ruth Padel
The style of these poems, said one reviewer, is vintage RP : dynamic, baroque and jam-packed full of neocultural reference. Padel often writes about animals (sometimes in exotic wild places, often wild animals in captivity)...
Textual Production Elizabeth Griffith
Many of EG 's letters to Garrick survive on film among Papers of David Garrick at the Victoria and Albert Museum . A few of her holograph letters to other people are at Harvard .
Textual Production Charlotte Guest
Lady C. Schreiber, formerly Guest , herself edited the catalogue of the English porcelain and earthenware collection which she presented to the South Kensington Museum in memory of her second husband : South Kensington Museum...
Textual Production Fanny Kemble
FK 's papers are at the New York Public Library , the Harvard College Library, Butler Library at Columbia University , Boston Public Library , the British Library , and the Victoria and Albert Museum .
Adey, Lionel, editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 32. Gale Research.
Textual Production Sally Purcell
SP collaborated with her partner, William Leaf , on a book published by the Victoria and Albert Museum , entitled Heraldic Symbols: Islamic Insignia and Western Heraldry.
Solo: Search Oxford University Libraries Online.
OCLC WorldCat. Accessed 1999.
Textual Production Charlotte Smith
Her former publisher, the firm of Cadell , was just passing to a new generation. Both Thomas Cadells , father and son , and William Davies (partner of the latter) found Desmond too revolutionary: it...
Textual Production Anna Atkins
It appeared before Fox Talbot 's The Pencil of Nature, 1844-6, which does not therefore, technically, deserve being called, as it sometimes is, the first photobook. But his work, unlike Atkins's, was commercially...


1857: The South Kensington Museum, which exhibited...

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The South Kensington Museum , which exhibited both art and science displays, was founded.

1 May 1862: The International Exhibition of Industry...

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1 May 1862

The International Exhibition of Industry and Science opened at the Victoria and Albert Museum in South Kensington; it brought popular interest in Japan to the UK, with England's first exhibition of Japanese art.

1871-1872: During this period, the South Kensington...

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During this period, the South Kensington Museum acquired substantial holdings in Oriental design and applied art.

2 July 1890: South Kensington Museum held an exhibition...

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2 July 1890

South Kensington Museum held an exhibition in celebration of the Jubilee of the Penny Post.

1899: The South Kensington Museum divided into...

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26 June 1909: Edward VII opened the Victoria and Albert...

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26 June 1909

Edward VII opened the Victoria and Albert Museum , South Kensington, London.

1928: Artist Pearl Binder held a one-person exhibition...

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Artist Pearl Binder held a one-person exhibition at the Moffat Gallery in London.

1987: Helen Chadwick was the first woman shortlisted...

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Helen Chadwick was the first woman shortlisted for the Turner Prize for artists for her highly controversial piece entitled Carcass, using domestic detritus which changed physically during the course of exhibition.


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