Issue 6 of the V&A Online Journal Just Released

September 15, 2014

Issue 6 of the V&A Online Journal is now available to read here.

Issue 6 V&A Online Journal
Issue 6 V&A Online Journal


In this issue, each article uncovers the hidden histories embedded in objects: from computer-generated art and design, through a rare manuscript written by an 18th-century artisan, to the Museum’s collection of theatrical prompt books. Each author, in taking seriously the seemingly slight or previously slighted, shows how by bringing new research questions and innovative methodologies we can discover fresh social, cultural and political meanings in the Museum’s collections.


The V&A Online Journal is an annual peer-reviewed publication and features recent research undertaken in connection with the V&A – its collections, public programme and history. Our writers are V&A staff, colleagues involved in V&A projects and external contributors writing about V&A activities. Our audience comprises everyone interested in research at the Museum, whether academics, museum professionals or the public.


We would very much like to thank all our authors and all who contributed to the successful production of this issue.

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