The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A / VAM) is the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects. Named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, it was founded in 1852, and has since grown to cover 12.5 acres and 145 galleries. Its collection spans 5,000 years of art, from ancient times to the present day, in virtually every medium, from the cultures of Europe, North America, Asia and North Africa.

VAM is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport.

http://www.vam.ac.uk