About Us - V&A Images
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About V&A Images

V&A Images is the versatile picture agency of the V&A with an ever-expanding collection including the Theatre Collections, Museum of Childhood and the National Art Library. Our images are supplied to professional and commercial image buyers worldwide.

The museumís pioneering photographic studio was created in 1858 to record the construction of the building and its acquisitions and there can be no major building so well visually documented in the 19th century as that of the V&A. As the image collection grew, the need arose for a picture library, in its current form it is now known as V&A Images.

We provide an extensive bank of high quality imagery which reflects the V&A Collections and inspires the editorial and creative industries. We bring together inspiring and unique imagery, the expert knowledge of museum curators and a professional service offering research and advice to assist your creative needs.

Together with our on-line search facility which provides a quick and easy source of inspiration, our experienced researchers can give you access to the many thousands of off-line images. We are always available to discuss your individual projects and offer advice on and help you to find the image that best serves your needs.

Contact us at: vaimages@vam.ac.uk or call on: +44 (0)20 7942 2489