Spruce up on your art history with Prestige Art ToursLed by Dr Jana Gajdošová, this tour explores British design at the V&A museum. The relationship between the past and the present is acknowledged in the V&A's eclectic collections, which illustrate very clearly the importance of medieval art and its continous influence on design throughout the ages. Medieval traditions and forms persisted in Britain more than in any other country, becoming closely linked to Britain's national idenity.
The Victoria and Albert Musem is an ideal place to explore the evolution of British art and design through the past 10 centuries. And just as the collection's founding history and its site, the objects provoke the concept that artistic innovation has a very close relationship with the past. This concept will be explored by looking at objects from the Middle Ages, and linking them to design and art of the 19th and 20th centuries. Some of the highlights of the tour include the Easby Cross, the 12th century Tabernacle, Giovanni Pisano's Haggai, the portrait of Henry VIII, and the designs by William Morris.
Meeting point is at the front of the Easby Cross at the entrance of the museum.