The Victoria & Albert Museum has officially gone royal. Kate Middleton, The Duchess of Cambridge, joined the esteemed fashion and design museum as their first Royal Patron.
If you are unfamiliar with the Victoria & Albert (V&A) museum it is the world’s leading museum of art and design, housing a permanent collection of over 2.3 million objects that span over 5,000 years of human creativity.
The V&A museum was responsible for the return of Alexander McQueen’s “Savage Beauty” exhibition in 2015, it is still one of the most popular and most ambitious fashion exhibitions ever staged.
The museum also places focus on new design. The latest V&A exhibition, sponsored by Nike, explores sustainability in the commercial world.
The V&A museum announced Kate’s new role on Monday via Instagram welcoming her Royal Highness back in a more official capacity. Kate previously supported the museum in June last year when she joined the V&A staff and architect Amande Levete CBE for the official unveiling of exhibition Road Quarter – the V&A’s most significant development project for over 100 years.
The museum hasn’t released much detail into Kate’s new role, we know that her position will involve her personal interest in the areas of visual arts, photography and design.