Cars: Accelerating The Modern World




An exhibition looking at the car as the driving force that accelerated the pace of the 20th century. The exhibition will bring together a wide-ranging selection of cars that have never been on display in the UK, each telling a specific story about their impact on the world. This includes the first production car in existence, an autonomous flying car, a converted low-rider, and a 1950s concept car.

Showcasing 15 cars and 250 objects across three main sections, the exhibition examines how the car changed our relationship to speed, how it changed the way we make and sell, and how it altered the landscape around us, from countryside to cityscape. The car has transformed how we move, as well as our experience of speed, forever changing our cities, environment and economies. It has revolutionised manufacturing around the world, and introduced radical new ways of styling, making and selling. As we approach another major turning point in automotive design, the exhibition examines how the car in a mere 130 years has shaped the world we know today.

Duration 23 November 2019 - 19 April 2020
Times Daily: 10.00 – 17.45 Friday: 10.00 – 22.00
Cost £18
Venue Victoria and Albert Museum
Address Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL
Contact / vanda@vam.ac.uk / www.vam.ac.uk

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