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Patrons: private view and tour of the new V&A Photography Centre

Private view

Thursday 28 March 2019
8.30 — 10am


Free for Patrons
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Herbert Ponting, Scott's last expedition, Dog Team Resting (detail), 1910-1911.

Carbon print. (c) Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Patrons are invited to join us for an early morning, curator-led tour of the new V&A Photography Centre, which draws from a collection of over 800,000 photographs acquired since 1852.

The V&A Photography Centre has opened with the major display, Collecting Photography: From Daguerreotype to Digital, which explores photography as a way of ‘collecting the world’, from the medium’s invention in the 19th century to the present day.

The collection features images by early colour photography pioneers, alongside recent acquisitions by Cornelia Parker and Linda McCartney, a ground-breaking botanical cyanotype by Anna Atkins and photographs by some of the world’s most influential modern and contemporary photographers. Also on display are negatives, camera equipment, photographic publications and original documents that tell a broader story about the history of international photography.

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Thursday 28 March 2019

8.30 — 10am

Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL

Free, booking required.

Free for Patrons