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  1. Highlights include a gold Celtic breastplate, jewelled pendants given by Elizabeth I to her courtiers, diamonds worn by Catherine the Great of Russia, jewellery by the art-nouveau designer, Réné Lalique, diamond tiaras by Cartier, and contemporary works by Wendy Ramshaw, Peter Chang and Marjorie Schick.

  2. History 1800s. In 1851 the Great Exhibition, organised by Prince Albert, the Prince Consort, was held in Hyde Park, London.The Exhibition was a success and led Prince Albert to propose the creation of a group of permanent facilities for the public benefit, which came to be known as Albertopolis.

  3. Prince Albert commissioned photographs to document life in the Royal Household, family gatherings and visits from important guests. The Photographic Society retains its Royal Patronage today, and The Duchess of Cambridge opened the Victoria and Albert Museum's new photography centre in March 2018.

  4. Oct 02, 2022 · London's V&A removes Sackler name from museum walls as it cuts ties with billionaire dynasty that fueled US opioid crisis. A spokesperson for the V&A said museum 'will no longer carry the Sackler ...

  5. Oct 03, 2022 · The Victoria and Albert museum has cut financial ties with the Sackler family, the heirs to a fortune generated by the mass production and distribution of highly addictive OxyContin, The Guardian ...

  6. One of the most important and innovative photographers of the 19th century, Julia Margaret Cameron had close links to the South Kensington Museum (now the V&A) throughout her career – her first museum exhibition in 1865 was held here and was home to her portrait studio in 1868. Today, our ...

  7. The V&A holds the national collection of textiles and fashion, which includes more than 75,000 individual objects or sets of objects that span a period of more than 5,000 years, from Predynastic Egypt to the present day.

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