Duchess of Cambridge to Become Patron of V&A Museum

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Duchess of Cambridge to Become Patron of V&A Museum

The Duchess of Cambridge to Become Patron of The Victoria and Albert Museum

The Duchess of Cambridge will become the first Royal Patron of the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A).

Furthering Her Royal Highness’s interest in the visual arts, photography and design, she will formally take up the Patronage from today.

The V&A is the world’s leading museum of art, design, education and performance with collections unrivalled in their scope and diversity. It was established to make works of art available to all and to inspire British designers and manufacturers. Today, the V&A’s collection spans more than 5000 years of human creativity, showcasing work in virtually every medium and from many parts of the world.

Tristram Hunt, Director of the V&A, said:

“From its foundation by Prince Albert and Queen Victoria, the V&A has enjoyed a proud history of Royal support. We are delighted that Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge has agreed to serve as Royal Patron of the museum.

“The Duchess’s personal interest in photography, textiles and the visual arts, alongside her support for the role of art in supporting mental health and nurturing young people’s creative talent, fits naturally with the collections and civic purpose of the V&A.

“The Trustees, staff and members of the V&A look forward to working with Her Royal Highness across our museums in South Kensington, Bethnal Green and Dundee.”

The Duchess previously visited the V&A in June 2017 to officially open the Museum’s new entrance, courtyard and exhibition gallery on Exhibition Road.

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