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Those attending will be met at the entrance by Taiko drummers, who will entertain them to a backdrop of the V&A spotlit in the AAL colours of blue and red. There will be Champagne (plus soft drinks and wine) as well as food, and there will also be a private view of the V&A’s exhibition, Encounters 1500-1800.

The party starts at 6.30pm and tickets cost £50. They are available from the AAL office, from the end of September. Numbers are limited so early booking is advised.

Tel: 0207 499 2215.