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Why the V&A Gay and Lesbian Tour is Essential

Glynn Christian in front of Giambologna's Samson Slaying a Philistine at the V&A

Dan Vo examines how the V&A’s new LGBTQ Tour came to be, and why it is needed. My eye scans down the poster and is drawn to a rather handsome tail on the letter Q. The notice is headed ‘V&A Tours and Talks’, and the line I am reading says, ‘16.00 LGBTQ Tour (last Saturday […]

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Out on Display – version 2.0

Out on Display 2.0, February 2015

You may remember that, to coincide with Pride 2014, we produced a limited edition guide to ‘A selection of LGBTQ-related objects on display in the V&A’. For the Queer and Now Friday Late, we decided that the guide should undergo a bit of a redesign and expansion for the occasion. The guide now includes 20 objects […]

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Out on Display

guide cover

To help get the blog off to a good start we’ll be posting up a series of entries taken from ‘Out in the Museum’, a paper guide we produced to coincide with this year’s Pride in London Parade (Saturday 28th June 2014). We’ve already used the first entry from the guide, which introduces Hadrian and Antinous, to provide our […]

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David Bowie is…bringing us all together

David Bowie's The Next Day

‘David Bowie is one in a million. He is a huge inspiration to me and a vast majority of the world. He has opened my mind to many new ideas and has shown us that anything is possible.’Dom Grimshaw© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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