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A Trip to Polito’s Royal Menagerie

Can you remember the first time you laid eyes on an elephant? A giraffe? A monkey? I’m sure most of us have enjoyed trips to the zoo, but it’s difficult to remember how it must have felt to see these strange animals for the first time. Today we are so accustomed to seeing all kinds of creatures from across the […]

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From Majesty to Mass-production: Silver Lions on Show

Elkington & Co. electrotypes of the three Rosenborg Lions

This blog is published as part of the V&A Performance Festival, which ran from 21st – 30th April 2017. It has been adapted from a talk given by Assistant Curator Hanne Faurby as part of the series of talks: ‘Performing Objects’ Location: The Whiteley Galleries, gallery 89 On entering the silver galleries you will meet […]

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