V&A Podcast - Museum Collections as Historical Evidence

Cardboard and silk mask for Lady Clapham doll 1690-1700, British Galleries, room 54b, case 3, shelf D1, Museum number: T.846T-1974

Cardboard and silk mask for Lady Clapham doll 1690-1700, British Galleries, room 54b, case 3, shelf D1, Museum number: T.846T-1974

Season 1, episode 14

Museum Collections provide a wealth of information about the past. Using objects as historical evidence prompts us to ask new questions of the past, which can shed light on cultural, economic, political and social history. Evelyn Welch, a trustee of the V&A and Professor or Renaissance Studies at Kings College London joins Giorgio Riello, Professor in Global History at the University of Warwick, to discuss objects as historical evidence and the surprising discoveries that can result from this method of research.



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