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Michelangelo’s David – Part 1: Creating virtual copies of casts

Plaster figure of Michelangelo's David (Mus.no. Repro.161-1857) during scanning at the Weston Cast Court Gallery. Image ©Plowman Craven

I often receive enquiries about the V&A’s plaster cast of Michelangelo’s David (Mus.no. 161-1857), which I have been researching since I cleaned and conserved it between 2013-14. Last year I received an unusual request for a 3D scan of the cast so a 1:1 physical model could be generated and used as a featured prop […]

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Inaugural Annual VARI Symposium by Karen Morton

VARI Symposium

The Inaugural Annual Symposium of the V&A Research Institute (VARI) featured an impressive range of academics from European institutions, each with a fascinating story to tell of how they go about presenting and using their collections. The packed auditorium heard a uplifting and forward thinking introduction by Dr. Tristram Hunt and for many of us this was […]

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Aston Webb Screen Reveal

  This Summer the V&A will reveal its new spaces on Exhibition Road. We will regularly be sharing news leading up to the opening in July. If you’ve visited the museum recently you may have noticed that the Aston Webb Screen has returned to Exhibition Road and is slowly being uncovered as the scaffolding that […]

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Installation of the ‘Oculus’ – a window into the new Exhibition Road Gallery

    Over the past six months, the team has enjoyed watching the construction of the oculus develop and take shape on site. Now that work has completed on the concrete structure, the Exhibition Road building project is ready for bespoke steel and glass elements to be installed, and installation of the Oculus has begun. This eye-catching structure […]

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A Busy Spring on Exhibition Road

Over two years ago in rainy January, the main contract for Exhibition Road was signed, officially starting the project build after years of planning and design. The milestone was marked with a traditional V&A tea and Victoria sponge cake in the Museum’s boardroom, and the teams looked forward to building this project with such a bold, unique […]

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Guest post: Plaster cast of Michelangelo’s David in the plaster cast workshop of the Royal Museums of Art and History, Brussels

PICTURE 1 : David in the Brussels plaster cast workshop ©KMKG-MRAH, Brussels

Nele Strobbe is Head of the Plaster Cast Workshop at the Royal Museums of Art and History, Brussels The plaster cast of Michelangelo’s David at the Victoria and Albert Museum has, in addition to his ‘cousin’ in the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow, another one in Brussels. Currently most of this David […]

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A new home for Neptune and Triton in the Europe 1600-1815 Gallery

Detail of Neptune's face © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

The Neptune and Triton (Mus. No. A.18-1950) by Gianlorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) is one of the V&A’s most well-known Italian marble groups. The sculpture, which stands nearly two meters high and weighs over 8oo kg was recently moved to the newly refurbished Europe 1600-1815 gallery, where it now stands in prime position, with Neptune casting his terrifying gaze upon […]

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Media in Transition

Just spent a really exciting few days at the Tate, courtesy of the V&A, learning a great deal about both the exhibition and conservation of video, at the Media in Transition conference. Having worked in video for over a decade I felt I knew a lot about the medium, but being able to see a series of different […]

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What is Video Art workshop

Bend Gate (video still), iPhone 6, 2014 On the 20th November I’ll be running a workshop on the use of video as art, asking the question What is Video Art? The workshop will cover practical explorations into the history of artist moving-image from the methodologies of 1920’s abstract film, underground avant-garde cinema of the 1960’s, […]

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Busy Few Weeks

The past few weeks have been really busy since LDF, featuring a collaboration between Amy Hughes, Phil Goss and myself, which will also feature in the next Friday Late ‘The Potteries’. This was followed by Digital Design Weekend which featured the below video of a walk around the V&A: The Floor, iPhone 6, 2015 After this […]

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