Room 88a: Watercolours & drawings
The V&A has acquired thousands of watercolours, drawings and illustrations since its foundation. A selection, rotated regularly, is displayed in this gallery. The rest of this collection may be seen, on application, in the Print Room. As watercolours and drawings are damaged by extended exposure to light, works in this room are exhibited at low light levels. A recent display, The Saint John's Bible, a combination of the ancient and modern, emulated the spirit of the great medieval Bibles, using animal skin, handmade quills and natural, hand-ground inks and pigments.
Room 88a is on Level 3 of the V&A South Kensington.