Victoria and Albert Museum

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Author: Deborah Larbi (Programme Administrator for Adults Students and Creative Industries)
Unknown Maker(s), The Search After the Truth, Germany, Tapestry-woven wool and linen on linen warp, silk, embroidered, Medieval and Renaissance, Room 10, Case WN, Mus Ref: 4025-1856 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London This allegorical tapestry, woven in late fifteenth-century Germany, measuring 137 x 35 inches (87.6 x 344.8 cm), was the first tapestry purchase by the V&A, bought for...
Author: Lindsay Flood and Mairin Kerr (Digital Learning)
With May Half Term fast approaching, we thought that we would show you what we did at Easter! Imagine a gold-framed portrait of a dashingly dressed youth wearing a ruff so large it is barely contained by the frame, adorned with luscious locks and topped with a jaunty hat. Now picture this portrait speaking to you: “There is no head however fine that I cannot make fly!” This is not a...
Author: Alex Flowers (Team Leader Digital Programmes)
As part of the film the V&A and UAL are making with Ravens Wood, Bowie’s old school in Bromley, UAL invited composer and musician Robert Worby, a visiting lecturer at London College of Communication, to meet and work with the Ravenswood school music students making the music for the film: It’s been many years since I’ve thought about David Bowie - these days I’m...
Author: Sally Dormer (Tutor for the Medieval component on the Late Medieval and Renaissance Year Course)
The V&A’s spectacular collection of late medieval ivories is displayed in our award winning Medieval and Renaissance Galleries. This diminutive (15.5 cm high), late 13th-century, Italian, statuette of Christ, or corpus, lives in its own case, in Gallery 9. The Museum acquired it, together with a number of other medieval ivories, from John Webb, an enthusiastic 19th-century collector....