Ocean Liner Exhibition hits London’s V&A

Its coming soon and I for one can’t wait !!

As the largest machines of their age by far, ocean liners have become powerful symbols of progress and 20th-century modernity. No other form of transport was so romantic, so remarkable or so contested.

From the mid-19th century to the late 20th century, the ocean liner revolutionised ocean travel. Ocean Liners: Speed & Style (3 February – 10 June 2018) is the first exhibition to explore the design and cultural impact of the ocean liner around the world. Revealing the hidden design stories of some of the world’s greatest ocean liners, including the TitanicNormandie, the Queen Mary and the Canberra, this exhibition re-imagines the golden age of ocean travel, with over 250 objects including paintings, sculpture, ship models, fashion, photographs, posters and film.

V&A Ocean 1

The luxury liner SS Normandie sits off the piers in New York in 1935.


V&A Ocean 2

Empress of Britain (launched 1930; sunk 1940). Colour lithograph designed for Canadian Pacific Railways.


V&A Ocean 3

Detail of riveters from the 1940s series Shipbuilding on the Clyde by Stanley Spencer.


V&A Ocean 4

Paquebot Paris, a poster by Charles Demuth (1921-22).

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