Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

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The V&A Shop
Author: Emily Crutcher (Brand Communications Assistant for V&A Shop)
We have teamed up with the designer Louise Wilkinson to decorate our Christmas display in the V&A Shop. Her creative approach is based on the belief in objects being timeless, beautiful and practical. Our Visual Manager Charlene was inspired by Wilkinson’s approach and began brainstorming for the Christmas display. Both Charlene and Louise love enchanting, story-telling illustrations...
Author: Emily Crutcher (Brand Communications Assistant for V&A Shop)
The V&A Shop is centered on inspiring excellence in design; we are constantly looking to excite the next new wave of designers. Surfing this vibe is Mark Blamire, aka Blam from Blanka/Print Process. We commissioned Blam to create an exclusive 2014 V&A wall planner. Blam chose to base the finished design around the V&A’s collection and a more general graphic interpretation of...
Author: Emily Crutcher (Brand Communications Assistant for V&A Shop)
There are 30,000 cards - and counting - under the one roof of the Print Room at the Victoria and Albert Museum, where visitors can study examples ranging from 18th century Valentine’s to present day cards covering all occasions.The majority of the collection, mostly Christmas cards (approx 15,000), was acquired by the Museum from a collector named, George Buday, artist and author of, The...
Author: Samantha Safer (Head of Brand Communications for V&A Shop)
The V&A Shop head office are trying to make the world better with a sweater for Christmas Jumper Day in aid of Save the Children. (Most) of our Shop team have participated and are feeling the festive and creative spirit.The range of Christmas Jumpers on show is commendable - from glitzy glam knitwear, to traditional British fair ilse patterns, comical slogan styles and fancy bauble designs....
Author: Emily Crutcher (Brand Communications Assistant for V&A Shop)
The V&A Shop recently collaborated with X+Q Art, the brainchild of Chinese artists Xiang Jing and Qu Guangci on two exclusive scarves inspired by the Masterpieces of Chinese Painting 700 - 1900 exhibition.X+Q Art was founded by leading contemporary Chinese artists Xiang Jing and Qu Guangci to create limited edition sculpture, fashion accessories and gift items based on their own renowned...
Author: Emily Crutcher (Brand Communications Assistant for V&A Shop)
We are excited to share with you what busy bees we have been in the V&A Shop office. Eight members of the team rose to the challenge to make some crafty, DIY, upcycled items using our new collection of beautiful printed cotton fabrics inspired by the V&A’s collections.The fabrics are truly one of a kind and will add an original touch to your home. The range of patterns and colour...
Author: Emily Crutcher (Brand Communications Assistant for V&A Enterprises)
As the sun shone down on the V&A and the rest of South Kensington was basking in the warmth of an Indian Summer, the sounds of children playing in the V&A courtyard drifted gently up in the Mediterranean-like breeze to our offices where the V&A Shop team were in full swing thinking all things Christmas!Our buying team had already made their cuts to the product lines and in their...