Exhibition-Collection | The V&A, London

A Sea of Steps 1903 by Frederick Henry Evans

An historic agreement between the Science Museum Group (SMG) and the V&A is set to create the world’s foremost collection on the art of photography.

More than 400,000 objects from SMG’s three-million-strong photography collection, held at the National Media Museum, will be transferred to the V&A. These photographs will join the V&A’s existing collection of 500,000 photographs to create an International Photography Resource Centre. The new Centre will provide the public with a worldclass facility to access this consolidated collection, which will become the single largest collection on the art of photography in the world.