Victoria and Albert Museum

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To Initiate the Memory Maps project a group of leading contemporary writers were asked to begin the process of writing about Essex. They have responded to different works and images in a range of media: drawings, watercolours, oil sketches and portraits, as well as embroideries and wall-paper, clothes, silverware and carvings. It is hoped that they will inspire you to start making your own memory maps.

The Medal Cabinet Appeal

We urgently need your help to raise £534,000 to save this rare and remarkable medal cabinet from export. We only have until July 2014 to acquire it and ensure its place in the national collections.

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Folk Archive: Contemporary Popular Art from the UK

Folk Archive: Contemporary Popular Art from the UK

If Pop Art is about liking things, as Andy Warhol said, then folk art is about loving things - Jeremy Deller. This is a book about the creative life o…

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Event - The Lost Art of Writing

Fri 06 September 2013–Sun 19 April 2015

DISPLAY: 'Beautiful Writing pleases everyone, it makes one sought after,' explained the French writer Père Gregoire Martin in 1761. Having a fine writing hand was not only a useful skill but the sign of an educated and genteel person

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