Victoria and Albert Museum

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A prestigious museum of applied arts founded in 1853 in Marlborough House in London, to house many of the articles displayed in the Great Exhibition of 1851. When Queen Victoria laid the foundation stone of the present building in South Kensington in 1899, she asked for it to be given its present name.

Subjects: Art.

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