Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

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I'm probably going to get my wrist slapped for this - we were going to keep this under wraps until the Press Launch next week but given the rumours circulating regarding our plans for the display of bed covers and quilts I thought I would share this with you. Actually attendees at the Gala Dinner at the Festival of Quilts last week were the first to hear our plans and see some of the amazing...
The contractors are just about to move into the V&A's exhibition halls to install our next major exhibition Maharaja: The Splendour of India's Royal Courts. We decided to go down and walk through the empty space which will be transformed next March for Quilts 1700-2010 ..... This is the North Court, one of the two halls we have allocated for the exhibition. What...
All is not well in the Prichard house. It started off innocently enough: Husband 'So what are we doing for our wedding anniversary?'. Me 'I don't know about you but I'm giving the After Dinner Speech at the Festival of Quilts'. OK, I probably could have phrased that differently but I was tired/hungry/stressed (probably all three). Husband 'You're always tired/...
When I was first asked to present a proposal for a quilt exhibition, I was adamant that the V&A should seize the opportunity to showcase its collection. Textiles are, by their very nature, fragile objects which are susceptible to damage, particularly from excessive exposure to light and pests. For this reason, access to textile collections generally is limited and the problematic issues of...