Victoria and Albert Museum

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Victoria Platt

Author: Victoria Platt (Archives Assistant)
The Archive of Art and Design has just finished moving the Courtaulds archive to a new storage facility in Blythe House. This is great cause for cheer as the new storage makes the collection much easier to access, something that we really want to encourage: it is a truly spectacular resource for anybody studying the development of commercial textiles from the 18th to the 20th centuries and I hope...
Author: Victoria Platt (Archives Assistant - Archive of Art and Design)
The opening of the Clothworkers’ Centre for the Study and Conservation of Textiles and Fashion at Blythe House provided us with a golden opportunity to redisplay one of the Archive of Art and Design’s most popular – and surreal – collections: Eduardo Paolozzi’s Krazy Kat Arkive of Twentieth Century Popular Culture.The room in which the objects were accommodated...
Author: Victoria Platt (Archives Assistant - Archive of Art and Design)
It is National Knitting Week 14-20 October and to mark the event I was inspired to try a new challenge – to knit from a vintage pattern. Fortunately I am in an ideal position for obtaining vintage knitting patterns, as the Archive of Art and Design has a large collection of knitting ephemera.I began by searching through the archives for something suitable. The diversity of knitting patterns...