Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

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Archive

Sometimes you need to get out of the office - away from the nuts and bolts of exhibition planning. You need to gain some perspective, remember not to take things too personally, keep the vision (and the faith). You need to remind yourself that there is a world beyond the confines of your desk and computer; leaving for work in the dark and going home in the dark can narrow your field of vision,...
I'm in trouble ... again. It was a simple enough comment; I described Quilts 1700-2010 as an exhibition by women, for women. Of course I don't mean to be exclusive but I don't think it's much to ask, one little exhibition which celebrates the feminine. I've just re-read Richard Dorment's top five exhibitions for 2009 - Baroque (Bernini, Borromini, Tiepolo); Futurism (...
I love this time of year - I've been fortunate enough during my career to travel widely to exotic climes. Over the past two years I have spoken at conferences in Sydney and Honolulu and have missed the onset of autumn. Last week I travelled to York to attend the opening of Japanese Sashiko Textiles at York Art Gallery. I looked forward to spending two hours on the train revisiting Mavis...
This week I was going to share with you my meditations on my journey to York to see Japanese Sashiko Textiles however our design team have asked me to put out a call for volunteers. Ever mindful of the needs of our audience we would like three volunteers to join us at the V&A for a Focus Group session to test the prototypes for our labels and graphic panels for the exhibition. For very...
What a week! Suddenly everything is starting to come together which is exhilarating - the adrenalin rush of careering from one meeting to the next, pitching ideas one minute and listening to pitches the next is intoxicating. At the back of my mind I know there will be this terrible crash once the exhibition opens - when the baby is delivered, the flowers received (hopefully) and the visitors have...