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Author: Clair Battisson (Senior Preservation Conservator)
Questions that are essential to the successful conservation of objects on loan to the V&A often seem out of place or silly to the lenders in Disobedient Objects. For lenders 'Not An Alternative', this discrepancy arose in the standard question of 'Where/how is the object currently stored?' Jason Jones stored their loan - a way-finder street sign for Occupy Sandy –...
Author: Gavin Brown
For four years, in the late 1980s, anti-apartheid protestors maintained a continuous protest outside the South African Embassy in London. South Africa House occupies the whole of the east side of Trafalgar Square. Its stonework exudes power and privilege. In contrast, the Non-Stop Picket for the release of Nelson Mandela appeared fragile and ephemeral. Materially, it consisted of little more than...