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Modernising the V&A: From War to Reconstruction 1918-51

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Duration: 0:21:55 | Added: 30 Sep 2014
In the aftermath of two world wars, the V&A struggled to reconstruct a national view of contemporary art and design in which Britain’s industrial past and contemporary developments could be reconciled.

Contemporary design was the main catalyst against which a new ‘romantic nationalism’ was reconstructed; to use Maurice Halbwach’s term, in creating a ‘collective memory’ of the past.

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