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V&AAF tour of Conservation Studios


V&AAF visit to London

In June 2011, the American Friends of the V&A held their inaugural trip to London. They devoted each of the three days to a different aspect of the Museum’s diverse character with additional special access to some extraordinary private collections.

This was followed with a lecture by Oriole Cullen and a modeling of hats as part of the Bard Graduate Center’s Gallery Events.

V&A South Kensington Cromwell Road,
London, SW7 2RL

June 23, 2011, 10:00 am – 5:45 pm

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To tie-in with the V&A’s headline exhibition The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement 1860-1900 the group attended a private tour of the exhibition out of hours; saw some true masterpieces of the period in a private collection; had a drinks reception and tour at Leighton House as well as a fantastic evening in the Ladies’ Smoking Room at the newly refurbished and recently opened St Pancras Renaissance Hotel.

To tie-in with other parts of the V&A’s extraordinary collections, visits to the V&A’s contemporary galleries were followed by tours of some of London’s leading artist and architect studios, including Antony Gormley, Tom Dixon and Foster + Partners. In addition, the V&AAF group attended private tours of the V&A’s world-class Medieval and Renaissance Galleries, its world-renowned conservation studios and the homes of celebrated art collectors.

The trip was a tremendous success and we look forward to planning more for the future.

V&AAF tour of Conservation Studios
V&AAF tour of Conservation Studios

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