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Lizzy Bullock

Author: Lizzy Bullock (Content Editor - Digital Media)
If you love museums and have ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at the V&A, then you need to mark 24 - 30 March 2014 in your diary. We are joining up with hundreds of museums and galleries across the UK and Europe to take part in Twitter’s very first #MuseumWeek. We’ve got some exciting plans for the week and our themes for each day will be revealed soon, but for now,...
Author: Lizzy Bullock (Content Editor - Digital Media)
Have you been gripped by all of the recent Winter Olympics action? We thought we’d honour the incredible achievements of the athletes over in Sochi by picking out some objects in our collections that feature winter sports. It’s time to get our skates on, and we're going to start off by looking at all things icy.Let’s begin with hockeyOK, Edwardian ladies practicing their...
Author: Lizzy Bullock (Content Editor - Digital Media)
Today Mary Quant, the queen of 1960s London style turns 80. To celebrate the fashion queen’s landmark birthday, we’ve picked out some Mary Quant highlights from our collections.Mary Quant's boutique, Bazaar, was set up in 1955 on London’s fashionable King’s Road. It was known for its surreal window displays and eclectic mix of clothes, accessories and costume jewellery...
Author: Lizzy Bullock (Content Editor - Digital Media)
The Digital Media Team recently decamped to The Museum of Childhood for our 2014 away day. Many ideas were shared and tweets sent, which have provided the perfect record of our day:[View the story "V&A Digital Media Team Away Day 2014" on Storify]
Author: Lizzy Bullock (Content Editor - Digital Media)
Did you know that the V&A's Word and Image Department holds a large collection of greetings cards? Browsing through these on Search the Collections can certainly get you into the holiday spirit. You will, of course, spot holly, mistletoe, beautifully decorated trees, and more than a few presents. But perhaps at Christmas time, the usual festive tropes can get a bit samey. Never fear, if...
Author: Lizzy Bullock (Content Editor - Digital Media)
It’s 30th November, also known as St Andrew’s Day. What a perfect time to celebrate Scottish design with a look at some fine examples of Caledonian craft.We begin with an object that was not just made in Scotland, it was made *of* Scotland. Scottish stones to be precise. This double scarf or shawl pin was probably made using 'Scottish pebbles' of agates and jasper.In the early...
Lippincott's November, poster, Wil Carqueville, 1895. Museum no. E.1358-2004. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Author: Lizzy Bullock (Content Editor - Digital Media)
It’s the fourth Thursday in November, which for all of our American friends can only mean one thing: Thanksgiving. Here are a few collections highlights from the good old US of A to help celebrate the big day.The most important element of any Thanksgiving feast is the turkey. Unfortunately, the lady in this 19th-century poster seems to be having a bit of trouble with a feisty bird.For many...
Portrait of L. Whibley (detail), photograph, Frederick Hollyer, about 1890. Museum no. 7888-1938. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Author: Lizzy Bullock (Content Editor - Digital Media)
The nights are drawing in, leaves are falling from the trees at an alarming rate and there seems to be far more moustachioed men around than usual. Of course, it's not just November, it is also Movember. And as the month nears its close, the charitably hirsute menfolk of the world will need to put some thought into what final style to go with for their newly grown facial attire. Luckily, we...
Print, 1784. Museum no. S.354-2009. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Author: Lizzy Bullock (Content Editor - Digital Media)
With Bonfire Night tonight, and Diwali celebrations last weekend, the sky has been particularly full of colourful sparks recently. But you don’t always have to gaze up to the night sky to see a beautiful display. Take a look in the V&A’s collections and you will discover that fireworks have been inspiring artists all over the world for centuries.The fireworks held by these 18th-...
Count duckula, toy, unknown maker, 1990 - 1991. Museumn no. B.94-2009. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Author: Lizzy Bullock (Content Editor - Digital Media)
It’s that time of year again, when the supernatural starts to stir and everything gets a little bit spookier. To get you in the mood for some trick or treating, we’ve been down to the crypt and dug up some terrifyingly ghoulish items from the collections.Let’s ease ourselves in with something that’s not too scary.As anyone who grew up in the 1990s will know, Count Duckula...

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