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Taylor’s Architectural Library: imprints, reprints and dating the undated

I explained in an earlier post how the National Art Library catalogue, like most library catalogues, contains records of varying quality and detail. For some purposes, a brief record may be sufficient, serving as an indication that a particular text is held, but often it can be misleading. Here is an example of a catalogue record, […]

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Richard Dadd’s Middle Eastern Sketchbooks

Two views of Valletta, Malta.

Richard Dadd is perhaps most famous as the Victorian fairy-painter who killed his father and subsequently spent 40 years as an inmate of Bedlam and Broadmoor. Although accurate, this oversimplifies the life and career of this extremely talented and troubled artist. Dadd suffered a breakdown whilst travelling with his patron in the Middle East in […]

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Reveal Festival for families

This weekend take part in the Reveal Festival at the Victoria and Albert Museum. There will be lots of events for all the family including a Digital Kids Minecraft activity. On Saturday and Sunday in the Sackler Centre for arts education join artist Matt Shaw to build monumental structures responding to the new architectural spaces in […]

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The Influence of the Archive: The Afterlives of Palladio’s Drawings

VARI and V&A+RIBA joined forces for an Architecture Partnership Workshop with VARI Visiting Professor, Guido Beltramini.  Guido Beltramini, Director of the Centro Internazionale di Studi di Architettura Andrea Palladio, is one of the world’s leading expert in Palladio. During his time with VARI, he will be working on a complete catalogue of the architect’s drawings […]

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Lansbury Micro Museum- This Wall Talks…

  At the beginning of this month we had the pleasure of hosting artists Laurie Nouchka and Tullis Rennie at Chrisp Street Market in Poplar, East London as they worked with local residents to produce a new audio-visual artwork for the V&A’s Lansbury Micro Museum. The artists’ ongoing collaborative project Walls On Walls aims to celebrate […]

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Lansbury Micro Museum- Art in the Neighbourhood

Guest blogger: Rosamund West This month our focus at the Lansbury Micro Museum is on the role that art plays within the built environment. We’ve asked Rosamund West, our fantastic walking-tour host, to give us an insight into her own research on the subject as well as a glimpse of what to expect on her […]

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Lansbury Micro Museum – School Ceramics project and Teachers’ Sanctuary

  In January, a class of thirty Year 6 pupils from the Lansbury Lawrence Primary School were invited to participate in a month-long project with the V&A exploring the history of the Lansbury Estate, the historic significance of their Grade II listed school and the ceramic tile designs of artist Peggy Angus. Formerly the ‘Susan Lawrence Primary’ and ‘Elizabeth Lansbury […]

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Lansbury Micro Museum- New Horizons

  We are pleased to announce that the next instalment of the exhibition series Neighbourhood Number Nine launches at the end of this month at the Lansbury Micro Museum. The exhibition New Horizons 1950s – 1980s considers the changing nature of the Lansbury neighbourhood over four tumultuous decades in the East End, addressing the impacts […]

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“I am so jealous you work here!”

When a visitor says, “I am so jealous you work here”, it can’t get any better than that. The Victoria & Albert Museum is an iconic piece of Victorian, architectural magnificence, housing over 1500 years of impeccable history.  There is no other place like the V&A Museum in the world. From the moment you approach […]

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A New Line from South Kensington to Bexhill on Sea

Some exhibitions really do stem from a casual chat between curators over drinks. About a year ago, a curator from the De La Warr Pavilion at Bexhill on the south coast was talking about their plans to celebrate their iconic 1930s Modernist building to an NAL curator. Our curator mentioned a collection of material in […]

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