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Author: Rebecca English (Assistant Programme Manager)
In December the schools team worked with current artist in residence Keith Harrison on a DesignLab project with students from Langley Academy. DesignLab is a programme of projects that explore new ways of engaging students with art & design. It brings schools together with museum educators & curators, practising artists & designers and the museum's collections to work on projects...
On Thursday 17 January 2013, staff from the Digital Media team at The British Postal Museum & Archive visited the Hollywood Costume exhibition to look at how the exhibition digital content was delivered, to get inspiration for their service. They kindly agreed to write this guest post.Guest post by Alison Bean, Martin Devereux and Ian Tolley.The biggest challenge we face in building the new...
Author: Lizzy Bullock (Content Editor - Digital Media)
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Sunday 10 February marks Chinese New Year. As the year of the Dragon ends and the year of the Snake begins, what better time to celebrate all things serpentine?Netsuke featuring all 12 animals of the East Asian zodiac, Ipposai, Japan, about 1825 - 1875. Museum no. A.920-1910The V&A holds a vast and comprehensive collection of Chinese art, going as far back as 3000BC. This figure of a snake-...
Author: Daniel Milford Cottam (Cataloguer Word and Image Department)
Hand-coloured lithograph by an unknown artist. French, 1850-1870.E.2877-1938Writing from the point of view of a fashion historian, the clothes of the cantinières and vivandières fascinate me. While popular imagery shows eighteenth and early nineteenth century cantinières dressed in feminised versions of military uniform, Thomas Cardoza has found no evidence for this having been done until the mid...
Author: Paula Nuttall (Director of the Late Medieval to Early Renaissance Year Course)
To celebrate our past twenty years, between now and the end of the academic year in July I’ll be posting a weekly blog featuring twenty Medieval and Renaissance objects from the period 1250-1500 in the V&A. They won’t always be the most famous ones – in fact this will be an opportunity to encounter some less obvious pieces, which will hopefully lead to journeys of discovery...
Author: Rosemary Cronin (Learning Facilitator)
The February half term holidays are fast approaching and once again we will have a great calendar of events taking place throughout the Museum for families to take part in. To give you a taste of the kind of events of taking place, as part of the October Half-term activities for families celebrating Hollywood Costume, the Museum ran a number of workshops called “Make-it: Costume Design...

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