Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

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Author: Brittany Harbidge (Cataloguer - Word and Image Department)
This week we are celebrating Chinese New Year, ringing in the Year of the Horse. The recent acquisition of Joey has put all at the V&A in a rather horsey mood, providing The Factory yet again with the perfect opportunity to search through the Word and Image collection, and pull out some of our finest equestrian examples to share with you.Untitled design, unknown artist, ca. 1760. Museum no. E...
Author: Brittany Harbidge (Cataloguer - Word and Image Department)
It is soon to be Burns Night, providing The Factory with the perfect opportunity to dig out some of the best Caledonian-related objects in our collection, and provide a little party inspiration.Burns Night is a delicious celebration held on the25th January, celebrating the life and works of the Scottish poet Rabbie Burns. The merriment focuses on a king-amongst-foods – haggis. This supreme...
Author: Brittany Harbidge (Cataloguer - Word and Image Department)
Today I ‘d like to share with you something old from the collection, which rarely gets a chance to claim the limelight – brass rubbings.In the interest of honesty, I will admit that when I started to catalogue all of the brass rubbings the Museum acquired in 1934, the subject did not thrill me. However, I have now learned to love them, as I’ve realised that they are fascinating...