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Home / Art and Culture / London’s Victoria and Albert Museum celebrates the golden age of ocean travel. See pics

London’s Victoria and Albert Museum celebrates the golden age of ocean travel. See pics

Ship-related objects collected from great passenger ships that linked USA and Europe — Titanic, Normandie, Lusitania — are on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

art-and-culture Updated: Feb 01, 2018 13:40 IST
Associated Press
A model of Cunard's RMS Queen Elizabeth cruise ship.
A model of Cunard's RMS Queen Elizabeth cruise ship.(AFP)

Visitors to London will soon be able to enjoy the golden age of ocean travel at the Victoria and Albert Museum. The Ocean Liners: Speed and Style exhibit is billed as the first ever to explore the design and cultural impact of the great passenger ships that linked the United States and Europe.

Among the items on display are a Cartier tiara recovered from the Lusitania, which sank in 1915, and a panel fragment from the Titanic’s first class lounge. There is also an Art Deco interior panel from the famed French liner Normandie.

Director Tristram Hunt said the museum has been collecting ship-related objects for more than a century. The exhibit opens Saturday and will run until June 10.

View some images of the exhibits:

A mannequin displays an Emilio Pucci bikini from 1968, made for Saks Fifth Avenue, as part of a bathing suit installation featuring the backdrop of an ocean liner moving across a screen.
A mannequin displays an Emilio Pucci bikini from 1968, made for Saks Fifth Avenue, as part of a bathing suit installation featuring the backdrop of an ocean liner moving across a screen. ( AP )
Wave-style lighting surrounds a wooden panel fragment from an overdoor in the first-class lounge on the Titanic that was found floating on the surface of the Atlantic Ocean and is the largest remaining fragment from the ship after it sank on April 14, 1912.
Wave-style lighting surrounds a wooden panel fragment from an overdoor in the first-class lounge on the Titanic that was found floating on the surface of the Atlantic Ocean and is the largest remaining fragment from the ship after it sank on April 14, 1912. ( AP )
A woman photographs a 1935 golden lacquer panel from the first-class smoking room of the Normandie Les Sports French ocean liner.
A woman photographs a 1935 golden lacquer panel from the first-class smoking room of the Normandie Les Sports French ocean liner. ( AP )
Maison Goyard 1940-49 personalised luggage, owned by Edward, the Duke of Windsor, and used as he and his American wife Wallis Simpson frequently travelled between France and the US.
Maison Goyard 1940-49 personalised luggage, owned by Edward, the Duke of Windsor, and used as he and his American wife Wallis Simpson frequently travelled between France and the US. ( AP )
A panel from the first-class smoking room on the Normandie, Les Sports, for the new exhibition.
A panel from the first-class smoking room on the Normandie, Les Sports, for the new exhibition. ( AFP )
A museum employee poses next to a diamond and pearl Cartier tiara saved from the Lusitania.
A museum employee poses next to a diamond and pearl Cartier tiara saved from the Lusitania. ( AFP )

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