A time-lapse view of the two week long process of erecting Picasso' s giant backdrop for ' Le Train Bleu' in the V& A Exhibition Gallery with the help of a scaffolding tower, five riggers pulling it up and ten museum staff unrolling it.
The backdrop for the 1924 Ballets Russes production of ' Le Train Bleu' measures 10.4 m x 11.7 m. Signed by Picasso, it is the centrepiece of the exhibition.
21 September 2013 - 19 January 2014. Experience the beauty and allure of pearls which across centuries and cultures have long been associated with wealth, royalty and glamour. This autumn the V&A and the Qatar Museums Authority explore the history of pearls from the early Roman Empire through to present day.