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Museums

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

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Diary

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

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Museums

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

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Conservation & Preservation

Tefaf awards conservation grants for a Wright interior and a colonial Bolivian painting

V&A and Lacma plan to stabilise and restore works to their original appearance

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Art & Design 2019

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

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V&A

Extinction Rebellion designs go on show at Victoria and Albert Museum

Flags, pamphlets and logos by the climate activists were acquired for museum's Rapid Response Collecting gallery, which also includes Pussyhats and emojis

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In the frame

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

Free 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

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Restitution

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.

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Decorative arts

BBC and V&A collaborate on decorative arts programme

“Handmade in Britain”

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V&A

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.

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Gilbert & George

News from London: The importance of s**t and sp**k, urine, and sex

Meanwhile, Grayson Perry displays his (disco) balls

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Tate

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

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Books

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

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Decorative arts

Decorative arts exhibitions of 2002

An international survey of the offerings

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Art fairs

Are the decorative arts finally sexy? Europe’s first international crafts fair gets under way this month

Collect is to be held at the Victoria and Albert Museum this February

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Museums & Heritage

Letters: What are the decorative arts?

A criticism of the phrase

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Books

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

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Ceramics

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

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Exhibitions

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

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Books

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.

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Decorative arts

Interior architecture: a domestic model for intellectuals

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

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Visitor Figures

Record visitor figures for Tate and V&A

Successful visitor figures for 1994

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Museums & Heritage

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.

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Tate

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