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Welcome to the V&A Americas Foundation

The V&A Americas Foundation (V&AAF) promotes and supports the work of the V&A in the United Kingdom. We raise vital funds, engage with and build awareness of the Museum’s unique collections and deliver an exciting programme of events.

ABOUT THE V&A

The V&A is a family of art, design and performance museums, where everyone is invited to enjoy the power of creativity.

The V&A champions design and creativity in all its forms, sharing a 5,000-year-old story of creativity through unmissable exhibitions, events, educational programmes, digital experiences, conservation, research, and an ever-evolving national collection of over 2.8 million objects spanning every creative discipline.

Recent acquisitions

MOZAMBIQUE by Olivio Martínez for OSPAAAL, 1970

The OSPAAAL posters in particular reveal the idealistic spirit at the core of the Cuban Revolution, intent on eradicating imperialism globally.

Man needs rain forests too by Tom Eckersley for WWF, 1982

This is a screen printed poster depicting a stylised monkey, with orange hair and a blue face and hands, against a black background.

Earth Day issued by the Environmental Protection Agency, 1970

The first Earth Day was held on 22 April 1970 with the aim of raising awareness of environmental issues.

6 Days of Sound by Bonnie MacLean, 1967

This poster advertises a 6-day long concert series held at the end of 1967 in San Francisco by legendary rock promoter Bill Graham.

Photograph by Lewis Morley, 1963

This photograph of model Christine Keeler posed naked astride a modern plywood chair is an iconic image of the 1960s.

Brooch designed by René Lalique for Tiffany & Co., c. 1895

René Lalique was Art Nouveau’s most important jeweller. He developed a new stylistic language based on sinuous interpretations of natural forms, and championed non-precious materials…

‘Hector’ handbag by Thom Browne, 2019

For his Autumn-Winter 2016 menswear collection, Thom Browne immortalised his dachshund Hector as a bag, life-size and naturalistically covered in fur to mimic his hair.

Fish slice by Linda Darty, 2004

The artist, Linda Darty, describes her work as ‘an exploration of form and surface, incorporating my love of colour and graphic imagery’.

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