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Worn with Pride: A patchwork rainbow

Maggie and her handiwork taking centre-stage

In the run-up to Pride, Maggie from HR was spending her evening with needle and thread in hand. She definitely came out on-top in terms of crafting and manual effort amongst the group (the rest of us opting for iron on transfers and marker pens) and her handiwork drew lots of admiring comments on the […]

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Worn with Pride: Behind the fig leaf!

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Plaster cast of Fig Leaf for David after the marble
original by Michelangelo (1475-1564) in the Accademia di
Belle Arti.
Florence, c.1857.

In today’s blog Daniel from our Textile & Fashion department explains why he chose to feature ‘David’s figleaf’ on the back of his Pride march t-shirt: ‘My choice of the figleaf has multiple levels of meaning. First, we’ll consider what it was created for – the 19th century plaster fig-leaf was made for the sole […]

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V&A and Proud

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I’ve just got back to my desk having thoroughly enjoyed one of today’s LGBTQ Gallery Tours. These were additional tours specially organised in recognition of tomorrow’s Pride in London parade. It was really great to see so many people there. As we first gathered, I counted about 100 of us somewhat taking over the Main Entrance, […]

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Queer disobedience

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‘Disobedient Objects’ is a ground-breaking exhibition bringing objects of art and design produced by grassroots social movements and international activists into the V&A.  The show is free and runs until 1st February 2015.  There are some extensive blogs by the curators, exhibitions and technical services staff involved in producing the show, exploring various aspects of the exhibition […]

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Placards and Pride in Russia

This double-sided placard is one of a series of placards made by radical queer marchers at a protest rally on February 4 th, 2012, where the LGBT flag appeared for the first time at a political demonstration.

Today over 20,000 people will participate in Pride, one of London’s largest events celebrating the LGBT community.  This year organizers have chosen the theme Freedom to…. , an idea closely tied to one of the placards in our exhibition ‘Disobedient Objects’. This placard formed part of a spontaneous 2012 exhibition in Moscow, after President Vladimir Putin’s […]

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