Collecting Spain at the V&A Museum

Collecting Spain at the V&A Museum

Onsite Talk: Collecting Spain at the V&A Museum

On Monday 16th January 2023, the V&A museum are inviting those who are interested to join the museum’s curators and co-editors of a new book published titled Collecting Spain: Collecting Spanish Decorative Arts in Britain and Spain. The aim of the talk is to dig deeper to discover how the V&A museum has managed to procure items such as furniture, textiles and a plethora of other objects from Spain.

The Collecting Spain event at V&A Museum itself is a celebration and will focus on highlighting the role that the V&A museum played in obtaining objects and collaborating alongside private collectors, dealers and experts between the mid-1850s and 1945.

The co-editors of the book Ana Cabrera Lafuente and Lesley Miller will both be giving short presentations, as well as curators Nick Humphrey, Kirstin Kennedy and Mariam Rosser-Owen. The presentations will focus on the origins of the project and on the process of collections in the fields of furniture, lusterware, silver and textiles. Conservator Victor Borges will also be giving a presentation on discoveries made during the recent conservation of Spanish plaster casts.

The onsite talk Collecting Spain at the V&A Museum takes place, as previously mentioned, on Monday 16th January, it starts at 7pm and running time is about an hour and forty five minutes this also includes a wine reception for those who wish to partake. The event will be hosted at The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre on Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL and tickets range from £15 - £18.

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