Audio Descriptions: Furniture Gallery Overview and Touch Objects

These audio descriptions are available for blind and partially sighted visitors to listen to online or download in advance of visiting the Furniture Gallery.

Further audio descriptions of the displays and interviews with curators and makers are available on the Furniture Designers page

Furniture Gallery overview

Themes of the Furniture Gallery

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Layout of the Furniture Gallery

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Touch objects

Carving display touch object: carved panel

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Carving display touch objects: drawer front, framing piece and bedpost

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Turning display touch object: turned spindle

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Casting and Moulding display touch objects: moulds of ornamentation for furniture with casts

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Event - Objects on the move - a short history of mobile furniture design

Thu 11 September 2014 13:00

FREE TOUR: Whether around a room or across the globe, furniture has always been designed to be moveable. This tour of the V&A's Furniture Gallery will examine that importance of mobility to the history of furniture, looking at what a moveable design can reveal about an object’s social and economic life.

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