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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.45

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.45 With the weather as it is I don’t need to go here anymore.  On the borders of Essex (where else!) in Highams Park, E4. ©Barnaby Barford 2014    

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A summer of drawing, mythical beasts and rebellious rabbits


This August over 7,500 people took part in our families summer holiday programme. For The Imagination Station activity we took inspiration from Trajan’s Column in the Cast Courts and asked families to record their journey around the museum in an activity designed by Liam O’Connor, Exhibition Road Drawing Resident. We had some wonderful drawings and […]

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Beach Scenes

Wallpaper, Walter Crane, 1879. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Occasional thunderstorms aside, the recent warm weather has many people spending a lot of time daydreaming about the beach. Rather than braving the crowds and seagulls, however, I have done some exploring in the Prints, Drawings, and Paintings department, to discover what sand and sea-related objects can be found in our collection. If you also […]

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Exciting summer of drawing

Architectural Drawing with RSH+P

  Hello, It’s all about drawing and telling stories with pencil and paper this summer at the V&A. We’ve got activities for children and families every day of the week from Monday 4th – Friday 29th August and we’d love it if you came and joined us. During the week from Monday – Friday, we’ll be in the garden (weather […]

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