the victoria & albert museum
Cromwell Road, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL
The wonder of Sculpture - a tour to appreciate and understand the art form of the three dimensional. Before the 3D glasses of today's Hollywood blockbusters, sculpture was a way of depicting form and tangible subject matter. Looking at a trio of masters in their craft: Michelangelo, Bernini and Rodin, we explore myths, legends and religious images throughout the V&A's famous collection.
Dresses and Jewels - discover the brilliant fashion displays from the 17th century up to present day, including wedding dresses, 60's fashion, evening gowns from the 1930's, corsets, vertically challenging bustles and more! Also on display on the first floor is the V&A's spectacular jewellery exhibits. This tour is for keen fashionistas and fans of precious gemstones.
Raphael: Renaissance Cartoons - Learn more about these vast and beautifully detailed 'cartoons' painted by Raphael, one of the greatest artists of the Italian Renaissance. They were commissioned in Rome in 1515 by Pope Leo X. Owned by the British Royal Family since 1623, they have been on loan to the V&A since 1865.