The purpose of the Victoria and Albert Museum is to enable everyone to enjoy its collections and explore the cultures that created them; and to inspire those who shape contemporary design.
All our efforts are focused upon a central purpose - the increased use of our displays, collections and expertise as resources for learning, creativity and enjoyment by audiences within and beyond the United Kingdom.
The V&A + RIBA Architecture Partnership is the name given to the initiative of the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Royal Institute of British Architects to promote the understanding and enjoyment of architecture through its world-class architecture collections.
Together the V&A and the RIBA have opened the UK's first permanent architecture gallery and new study rooms at the V&A.
The Partnership brings together the RIBA's drawings and archives collections and the V&A's collections of architectural drawings and photographs at one location - the V&A in London. It also brings together the expertise of each institution in an exciting new programme of events and exhibitions at the V&A, at the RIBA, and on tour.