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Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s, 10 July 2013 – 16 February 2014

This summer the V&A will host its first exhibition devoted to 1980s London fashion, ‘Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s‘. When I was first asked if I would like to be the assistant curator on the project, I obviously jumped at the opportunity, although I confess I too conjured up images in my […]

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Johns Hopkins University students visit the V&A Archive

Last September Dr Earle Havens from Johns Hopkins University approached me about the V&A Archive hosting a group of eight undergraduate students as part of their Museums and Society Programme visit to London. The V&A Archive is visited regularly by individual researchers from overseas, who study our unique and irreplaceable documents for a range of […]

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What do visitors say about using mobile devices in museums?

On 12 March 2013, it was our turn to host the latest Online Manager's Forum, an informal gathering of people working in London museums and other cultural organisations, which meets every 2-3 months or so, to pool knowledge and ideas on cultural digital services.

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Emotionally Attached to Raspberries

Stick brown canes in clods of earth lined up in buckets take refuge in my hall, the ground outside still frozen and closed for business.I dug them up before Christmas. Hurriedly, passionately, with vigour and intent, quite desperate and determined to retain a small fraction of the raspberry tradition of No.28, my childhood family home in Derbyshire. It would soon be gone from us; it felt important to possess something of these actual plants.

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International Women’s Day – Historic Women at the V&A

ISABEL A. COWPER – First Female Official Photographer of the First Museum Photographic Service?

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Clothworkers': How to Move a National Collection

By William Newton, Collections Management Assistant, Clothworkers' Centre for Textiles and Fashion Study and Conservation

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Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus! (Happy St David’s Day!)

1 March marks St David’s day. So it’s time to wear your daffodils with pride and celebrate all things Welsh.

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