Published on 5 April 2017

The Haystack, 1844, from The Pencil of Nature by William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-77).

Salted paper print © The RPS Collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

The addition of the Royal Photographic Society's huge collection of prints, books and equipment sees the museum create a state of the art new centre - and plans for further expansion

Designed by David Kohn Architects, the new centre will open in Autumn 2018 and more than double the V&A’s current photography exhibition space. The opening will be accompanied by a museum-wide photography festival, a new digital resource, and a new history of photography course run with the Royal College of Art.

The V&A plans to run events and activities in the new centre, and will continue to expand the facility. Phase Two will see the museum add more gallery space, and create a teaching and research facility, a browsing library, and a studio and darkroom which will enable photographers’ residencies.

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