V&A

V&A's groundbreaking British design exhibition 75 years on—what can a post-pandemic UK learn from this historic show?

A prioritisation of design and a harnessing of public spirit are vital in the face of challenges posed by Brexit and Covid-19

South Korea's rapid rise to global pop cultural dominance will be explored in new Victoria & Albert Museum exhibition

Hallyu! The Korean Wave takes place in 2022 along with Beatrix Potter celebration and showcase of African fashion

Citing pandemic, V&A and Smithsonian drop plan to co-curate a gallery in London

After cancellation of project for V&A East, the institutions say they still plan to cooperate on an internship programme

Diaryblog

From Vermeer to vermin: quarantined curators plan major new mouse-sized museum

A V&A employee creates a to-scale exhibition of masterpieces for his gerbils while in lockdown

Instead of permanent space, Smithsonian will co-curate gallery at V&A East for two years

The Washington institution also announces joint effort with London communities to train young adults

London Design Festival: meet the designers pushing us to take action on the world's big issues

We take a look at artists tackling environmental and social issues through large-scale, experimental works

V&Anews

Extinction Rebellion designs go on show at Victoria and Albert Museum

Flags, pamphlets and logos by the climate activist organisation were acquired for museum's Rapid Response Collecting gallery

Solange partners with museums to debut extended film version of acclaimed album When I Get Home

Screenings of the performance art film will run at institutions across the US and Europe throughout the summer, closing at The Chinati Foundation in October

Restitution begins at home: an insider's analysis of the issue of restitution

The return of objects is not just an international issue—domestic claims can also offer insights.

V&Aarchive

Farewell to forgeries: The V&A’s Fakes Gallery to close

The V&A’s guidebook used to describe the Fakes Gallery as one of its “most diverse, intriguing and entertaining” displays.

Tatearchive

News from London: Wyn Evans lights up night sky while Koons goes green in the V&A

The Tate Triennial might be a critical damp squib, but the veteran artist Cerith Wyn Evans made sure the opening went with a bang

Booksarchive

Book review: 'English Pottery 1620-1840' is the harvest of a long and fruitful career:

Robin Hildyard’s book on English pottery is a fitting culmination of his distinguished V&A curatorship

Decorative arts exhibitions of 2002

An international survey of the offerings

Booksarchive

The Victoria and Albert Museum: the great Kensington Kunstkammer

The museum and the Great Exhibition from which it derives are the subject of five new books

Ceramicsarchive

Two new books examine ceramics from different points of view

One is a technical and stylistic analysis; the other a cultural critique. Both are well worth a read

Subcontinental splendour at the Victoria & Albert Museum

An exhibition of Sikh treasures casts new light upon the art of an Indian culture better known for its war-like tendencies

Interior architecture: a domestic model for intellectuals

Designers Carl and Karin Larsson were creators of Swedish style, at present much featured in the glossies

Booksarchive

Jane Bassett and Peggy Fogelman, Looking at European sculpture: a guide to technical terms

This handy book is a reliable and well presented dictionary of terms used in European sculpture.

At last we have a serious decorative arts show: John Channon at the V&A,

The Victoria and Albert Museum may be getting back into its stride as the world's top decorative art museum if the exhibition is anything to go by.

Tatearchive

Problems with British Museum acquisitions summed up in new show 'Collecting the Twentieth Century'

An exhibition at the British Museum makes Brian Sewell question whether it should be buying twentieth-century material at all

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