Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

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Lizzy Bullock

Author: Lizzy Bullock (Content Editor - Digital Media)
We are very excited to launch our brand new digital interactive map, designed to help you to discover the many treasures in the beautiful V&A galleries.Simple to use, the V&A digital map allows you to explore the V&A’s galleries and objects wherever you are. It works on all screen sizes, from your tablet or smartphone to your desktop at home.Search for specific rooms or objects...
Buddy Holly with The Crickets and cricketers Colin Cowdrey and Denis Compton, photographed by Harry Hammond,1958. Museum no. S.12037-2009. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Author: Lizzy Bullock (Content Editor - Digital Media)
As the past week has seen England retain the Ashes, we thought it was about time we stepped up to the crease to reveal some items in our collections that will be of interest to anyone who knows their LBW from their Duckworth-Lewis method.The Game of Cricket, jug, Lowestoft porcelain factory, 1769 - 1770. Musuem no. C.60-1932. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. When you go in search of...
Layette pincushion, unknown maker, 1784. Museum no. B.3-2009. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Author: Lizzy Bullock (Content Editor - Digital Media)
As news of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s baby grips the nation, we thought it was time to show you some of the items in our collections fit for a new royal arrival. An essential item for any baby is, of course, a cradle. This beautiful example was designed in 1861 by the architect Richard Norman Shaw for the first son of a fellow architect, Alfred Waterhouse. It is made out of oak in...
Tennis Rackets Sunglasses, Oliver Goldsmith Eyewear, 1956, Museum no. T.243E-1990. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Author: Lizzy Bullock (Content Editor - Digital Media)
Have your strawberries and cream at the ready, because today is the start of the 2013 Wimbledon championships. To celebrate this much-loved date in the sporting calendar, we’ve delved into our collections to bring you some special tennis-related objects.Tennis Rackets Sunglasses, Oliver Goldsmith Eyewear, 1956, Museum no. T.243E-1990. © Victoria and Albert Museum, LondonThese tennis...
Bull Bay; Magnolia grandiflora L., drawing, Georg Dionysus Ehret, 1743. Museum no. D.583-1886. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Author: Lizzy Bullock (Content Editor - Digital Media)
This weekend, just down the road from the Museum at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show will getting ready to celebrate its 100th anniversary. To commemorate this centenary, we have been down to the potting shed and dug up some objects from the V&A collections that might be of interest to anyone with green fingers. Botanical IllustrationDid you know that the V&A has a...
Coastal Scene with Sailing and Rowing Boats and Figures on Shore, oil painting, Thomas Gainsborough, about 1783, transparent oil on glass. Museum no. P.41-1955. John Purling (1727-1801)
Author: Lizzy Bullock (Content Editor - Digital Media)
Did you know that the V&A holds in its collections over 2000 British and European oil paintings? They include works by several influential artists, including the renowned 18th century painter Thomas Gainsborough, who was born on this day in 1727.The Painter’s Two Daughters, oil painting, by Thomas Gainsborough, about 1758. Museum no. F.9. © Victoria and Albert Museum,...
Author: Lizzy Bullock (Content Editor - Digital Media)
On Friday 15 March 2013 I had the pleasure of attending Culture Geek at the Barbican, London. Below I have documented the day (apologies to anyone whose presentation I have had to summarise very briefly for space).09.20The day kicked off with the keynote speech from Pherabe Kolb, Associate Director of Strategic Communications, Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC. The presentation outlined the...
Author: Lizzy Bullock (Content Editor - Digital Media)
1 March marks St David’s day. So it’s time to wear your daffodils with pride and celebrate all things Welsh.Theatre costume, unknown maker, 1960s. Museum no. S.955 to B-1984 © Victoria and Albert Museum, LondonThe V&A holds a large collection of items that hail from Cymru, including ceramics and 19th century photography. But if you delve a little deeper into Search the...
Author: Lizzy Bullock (Content Editor - Digital Media)
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: 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...

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