Publications by and about the Victoria and Albert Museum provide a unique history of the decorative arts
Posted 06.14.12 by Rachel Beckman '11
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When the Victoria and Albert Museum opened its doors in September of 1852 (at the time called The Museum of Ornamental Art), its goal was to provide a venue for publicly accessible education focused on design in British Industry.
Today, with over 4 million objects and a diverse collection of contemporary pieces and historical works, the V&A, as it is now known, continues this tradition by publishing exciting and beautifully illustrated books every year on topics encompassing everything from the decorative arts to design.
From June 15 - July 16, 2012 the Decker Library will display 32 items from its circulating, reference, and special collections books relating to the V&A.
In the upstairs cases, you will find books and information on the history and development of the museum, catalogs of museum exhibitions and collections, as well as resources published by the V&A.
Downstairs, on display are many beautiful examples of books put together by V&A Publishing, as well as more wonderful glimpses into the diverse collection of this London museum.
Thumbnail on Library homepage: V&A Pattern: Indian Florals + CD
This page: detail from The Victoria and Albert Museum by Lucy Trench