Lizzy Bullock

Title: Content Editor
Department: Digital Media

Former Content Editor in the Digital Media department. I love finding interesting stories and unusual objects hidden in the V&A Collections. I blog about all things digital media, with the occasional dash of topical collections-based silliness.

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Happy 100th Anniversary, Chelsea Flower Show

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 […]

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Thomas Gainsborough’s Showbox

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. © […]

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Culture Geek 2013

By 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).09.20

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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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The Year of the Snake

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?

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The Jane Austen Style

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 without thinking of empire-waisted gowns, bonnets, waistcoats and starched collars.

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Let it Snow

As a blanket of snow falls across the UK, it seems like a good time to highlight some objects in the Museum’s collections with wintry stories to tell.

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Happy 150th Birthday London Underground

150 years ago today, the very first journey on the London Underground took place. On 9th January 1863, a steam train travelled between Paddington and Farringdon and marked the opening of the world’s first underground railway.

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