artnet News | Amah-Rose Abrams:
The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) has announced that it will open a new photography center in the autumn of 2018. The space will be designed by David Kohn Architects, and will hold and display the V&A’s enormous collection of photographic works, which will also be digitized, in addition to the collection of the Royal Photographic Society (RPS).
Adding the 6,000 pieces of camera-related equipment, 26,000 publications, and 270,000 photographs from the RPS’s collection to the V&A’s already huge collection of historic and contemporary pictures will create one of the most extensive and important photography collections in the world, with work by pioneers such as William Henry Fox Talbot, Hill & Adamson, Roger Fenton and Julia Margaret Cameron; artists like Alfred Stieglitz, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Gertrude Käsebier, Paul Strand, and Ansel Adams… Read more
Image: Cecil Beaton Queen Elizabeth II, Coronation Day (1953). Courtesy The V&A