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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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British Theatre and Europe: Past, Present and Future – Part 2

In the second part of the blog, “British Theatre and Europe: Past, Present and Future,” Assistant Curators, Alice Young and Helen Gush, highlight some of the exciting events taking place during the V&A Performance Festival in April 2017. The annual V&A Performance Festival takes place every April celebrating theatre and performance in all their forms, with […]

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British Theatre and Europe: Past, Present and Future – Part 1

Just as the UK begins to re-examine its relationship with Europe, the V&A presents a new way of exploring European history and cultural heritage.  Assistant Curators, Alice Young and Helen Gush, introduce a new European display in the Theatre and Performance Galleries and the upcoming Performance Festival drawing on European themes The new display in the Theatre […]

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