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02 Oct 2012

Collecting Abroad for the V&A 1851-1914, display at V&A, 2 October 2012-26 May 2013

black and white 19th century cartoon portrait, a portly main standing, hands in pockets
Henry Cole, cartoon printed in Vanity Fair, 1871. Museum no. E.2178-1932, © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

This display used rarely-seen personal accounts and official records to tell the stories of five intrepid agents whose mission was to find and buy the best of world art and design for the V&A: Henry Cole and Richard Redgrave (Italy), Robert Murdoch Smith (Iran), Caspar Purdon Clarke (Turkey), and Charles Wylde (China).” (from the V&A website)

Turner Prize 2012, Tate Britain, London, 2 October 2012-6 January 2013


Spartacus Chetwynd
Luke Fowler
Paul Noble
Elizabeth Price


  • Andrew Hunt, Director, Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea 
  • Heike Munder, Director, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich 
  • Michael Stanley, Director, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford.
  • Mark Sladen, Director, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen 
  • Penelope Curtis, Director, Tate Britain and Chair of the Jury

See here.