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Sackler Courtyard Gate, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom. Architect: Sir Aston Webb, 1909.

Sackler Courtyard Gate, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom. Architect: Sir Aston Webb, 1909.
:GSMI-0086-0002
: Oblique view of screen showing bomb damage and lettering by David Kindersley. Sackler Courtyard Gate, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom. Architect: Sir Aston Webb, 1909.
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:21/03/2020
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:Sackler Courtyard Gate, Victoria & Albert Museum
:Sackler Courtyard Gate, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom. Architect: Sir Aston Webb, 1909.
:Exhibition Road
:London
:United Kingdom
:Sir Aston Webb
:Culture And Entertainment
:Museum
:1909
:VIEW Architecture
:The screen connects the Exhibition Road fa├žade between the buildings, a clever architectural intervention and an elegant solution to hide the boilerhouse yard, with a solid stone wall below and a graceful colonnade above, which allowed passersby to glimpse the buildings beyond. Two powerful bombs hit in the vicinity on Exhibition Road. The surface of the masonry was badly knocked about and the Exhibition Road doors were blown in. Evidence of the shrapnel blast can still be seen on the Aston Webb screen and adjoining doorway. In 1987 letter-cutter and designer David Kindersley added an inscription around the bomb damage on one of the stones, to remind visitors of 'the enduring values of this great museum in a time of conflict'.
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:General view
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:Exterior
:Grant Smith
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