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On Tour: David Bowie is

David Bowie is open at the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin. The exhibition has travelled all the way from the Museum of Image and Sound in Brazil to Germany, where it will be on display until 10 August 2014. David Bowie has close ties with Berlin, the “Berlin Triology”, which includes the albums Low (1977), Heroes (1977) […]

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Returning to the V&A: Selling Dreams

Selling Dreams, curated by V&A Curator Susanna Brown, has completed its international tour closing at Auckland Museum, New Zealand. The exhibition is now on its way to the V&A where it will be on display from 28 March to 4 May 2014. What is Selling Dreams? The V&A is home to the UK’s National Collection […]

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Taking the Train: Mounting, Packing and Touring the Wedding Dress of Margaret Whigham

Among the star objects in Wedding Dresses 1775-2014 is this stunning dress was worn by the acclaimed society beauty and gossip columnists’ favourite Margaret Whigham, for her 1933 wedding to Charles Sweeny. Their wedding took place on February 21st 1933 at Brompton Oratory, London, and crowds of people gathered to catch a glimpse of the […]

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On Tour: Selling Dreams

Selling Dreams, curated by V&A Curator Susanna Brown, is in its last weeks at Auckland Museum, New Zealand, the final venue on its international tour. The exhibition will be on display at the V&A, 28 March – 4 May 2014. What is Selling Dreams? The fashion photographer Irving Penn once described his work at Vogue […]

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On Tour: David Bowie is

David Bowie is, co-curated by Geoffrey Marsh and Victoria Broackes from the V&A’s Department of Theatre and Performance, has opened at the Museum of Image and Sound, Sao Paulo and will be on display until 14 April 2014. David Bowie is… an exhibition David Bowie’s career in music has spanned nearly 50 years and brought […]

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On Tour: Modern Masters

Modern Masters: Matisse, Picasso, Dalí and Warhol, curated by V&A Senior Curator Gill Saunders, opened last week at The Collection in Lincoln. Next stop on its UK tour will be Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, opening on 23 May. What is Modern Masters? Four of the 20th century’s greatest artists – Henri Matisse, Pablo […]

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On Tour: Recording Britain

Recording Britain, curated by V&A Senior Curator Gill Saunders, opened recently at The Higgins Bedford. Next stop on its UK tour will be the Millenium Gallery in Sheffield, opening on 2 April. What is Recording Britain? The Recording Britain collection, held by the V&A, is the result of a unique documentary project initiated by Sir […]

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On Tour: Japanese Cloisonné

Japanese Treasures: Cloisonné enamels from the V&A, curated by V&A Senior Curator Gregory Irvine, closed recently at The Gallery at Winchester Discovery Centre. Next stop on its UK tour will be The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery in Stoke on Trent, opening on 22 March. What is Japanese Cloisonné? The characters for the word ‘shippo’, […]

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Bowie packing

David Bowie Is… Moving on.

David Bowie Is… finally closed its doors on Sunday 11 August. By the day of opening back in March, pre-booked tickets had reached over 67,000, and when the doors closed for the last time at South Kensington, a record 311,000 visitors had seen the exhibition. But David Bowie – always an artist to keep moving […]

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Castles in Spain (well factories)

Caxia-Forum, Barcelona While the galleries are being stripped, Diana and I took off for Barcelona where a significant selection of the V&A’s Diaghilev exhibition will be show from October before moving on to Madrid next year. We saw the space where it will be presented in the stunning Caxia-Forum which houses three concurrent exhibitions from all over the world at one time. The one we saw most closely was Roads to Arabia Archaeological treasures from Saudi Arabia. The building was originally a textile factory but designed a century ago in the Catalan art nouveau style by Josep Puig i Cadafalch, …

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