Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

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10.00 to 17.45 daily
10.00 to 22.00 Fridays

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Author: William Newton (Assistant Curator)
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If you’re reading this, then you can probably guess how difficult it must be to interpret, unlock and care for the collections of the V&A. The amazing eclecticism and range possessed by our objects means that public access to objects and resources, and the provision of information about them, is of great importance if they are to be well-understood by our visitors. In addition to...
Author: Dawn Hoskin (Assistant Curator)
While a steady rhythm of cold rain continues tapping on the Museum windows, there are a number of objects going into the galleries that provide a satisfying suggestion of warmth and comfort.Most notably, there is the lucky lady depicted in this large Flemish tapestry warming herself by a large fire and being brought a large plate of sweetmeats.Depicting Winter, this tapestry was one of a set...