Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

Opening times

10.00 to 17.45 daily
10.00 to 22.00 Fridays


Author: Sue Lawty
The first thing I did on discovering Google Earth (a few years ago) was to steer to the snaking, ridged vast expanses of a big hot arid desert ‐ probably it was the Sahara. The second thing I did was to soar over Antarctica. Wild.. remote.. harsh.. spare.. fascinating.. enthralling.. thrilling… ? It was disappointing. Not the crevasse crazed crisp ice glacial terrain I’d hoped for -...
Author: Sue Lawty
It has been totally fascinating to witness senior textile conservator, Elizabeth-Anne Haldane's meticulous conservation of this beautiful piece over the last year or so. In this short film she describes some of the processes involved. The images below give a little more detail. In recent history, small remedial patches (some taken from the original tunic) had been stitched to the inside of...