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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 Wolsey Angels Appeal

We urgently need your help to raise the £5,000,000 it will cost for the V&A to acquire four Renaissance angels cast for the tomb of Cardinal Wolsey and later in the possession of Henry VIII.

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V&A Voysey Nautical Writing Set

V&A Voysey Nautical Writing Set

From the archives of the V&A, this writing set is part of a new stationery range celebrating the pattern and colour of the Arts and Crafts movemen…

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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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