Victoria and Albert Museum

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Author: Lizzy Bullock (Content Editor - Digital Media)
28 January 2013 marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen’s classic novel Pride and Prejudice. Thanks to numerous TV and film adaptations of her works, Jane Austen’s name has become synonymous with the neo-classical style of dress that was popular in the late 18th and early 19th centuries – it is almost impossible to imagine Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy...
Author: Lizzy Bullock (Content Editor - Digital Media)
As a blanket of snow falls across the UK, it seems like a good time to highlight some objects in the Museum’s collections with wintry stories to tell.The Frost Fair MugThe winter of 1683-4 was so cold that the River Thames froze over. The ice was so thick that Londoners were able to head onto the river and engage in such incongruous activities as fox-hunting, bear-baiting and football. They...
Author: V&A Network
The V&A is inviting applications from early to mid-career UK-based digital games designers who wish to develop their practice in response to the V&A’s Britain 1500 - 1900 galleries.The Residency will be based in the V&A for six months, and will include a substantial public engagement programme. It will be followed by a production period that will be based in Dundee, funded by...
Author: Lizzy Bullock (Content Editor - Digital Media)
150 years ago today, the very first journey on the London Underground took place. On 9th January 1863, a steam train travelled between Paddington and Farringdon and marked the opening of the world’s first underground railway.The V&A is proud to hold in its collections the original sketch diagram of Henry Beck’s iconic London Underground map, which this year celebrates its 80th...