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Spot the Dog

I never though I would spend a morning running around the Museum looking for a dog, but it transpires that you can never quite predict the day’s task when it comes to exhibition design. In this particular battle of wits I had youth and speed on my side since the dog is almost 300 years […]

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New adventures and new faces

James Rigler and Sophia George have been with us just over a month now, and both are settling in brilliantly. James’ studio is looking busy and colourful, and he’s started to create some clay works that respond to the V&A’s architectural forms. This one is getting ready to be fired in our little kiln that […]

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The Art of Fireworks

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 […]

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Photographic Reflections: the Photographer in the Mirror

As part of my research project for a MA in History of Art with Photography at Birkbeck, University of London, I visited the V&A Archive to see the photographic guardbooks, 854 Imperial folio-size volumes that contain within their pages a unique visual record of objects that the V&A has both acquired and been lent between […]

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