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A few of your favourite things... 🌟 This week we asked what your favourite V&A treasure is. 1000 of you responded. We'll be posting your inspired choices throughout the day, starting with: 📸 Zemire evening ensemble, Christian Dior, haute couture autumn/winter 1954, Parixv
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🛏️ 4. The Melville Bed: Oak and pine upholstered in crimson Genoa velvet and white Chinese silk damask embroidered with crimson silk braid, English, c.1700D
🛏️ 3. Inspired by Chinese pagodas: The Badminton Bed, designed by John and William Linnell, 1754W
🛏️ 2. Mentioned in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and big enough for four couples: The Great Bed of Ware, Hans Vredeman De Vries, 1590-1600.P
Note the mirror at the top. Most likely a 19th century addition. 🛏️ 1. Lit à l'italienne / lit à la Romaine, Georges Jacob, 1780-1785m
🛏️ 1. Lit à l'italienne / Lit à la Romaine, Georges Jacob, 1780-1785 Part of the new 18th century French trend of beds that run parallel along a wall. Often set within an alcove that protected the users from draughts and offered a more private, intimate space.L
Beds of the V&A! Forty winks in a four poster? A sumptuous snooze in a stately bed? Choose the 🛏️ for you�HX
🎟️ Free entry to V&A exhibitions? 👀 Special previews? 🫰 Discounted membership for under 26s? 🗝️ Become a member of the V&vam.ac.uk/info/buy-membe…Jzpwn
Was looking for a rain picture - found a spectacular watercolour view of The Greek Theatre, Syracuse by Abraham Louis Rodolphe Ducros, ca.1775-1800. @V_and_A
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Secret brandy flask? A receptacle for tears? Perhaps... but not officially. Those who guessed etui were right. Wondering what an etui is? Here's a thread 👇twitter.com/V_and_A/status…7
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Hope you now love etuis as much as we do if you didn't already. 📸 Etui, porcelain, possibly Höchst or Meissen, Germany, ca. 1750-60I
Porcelain factories could be very inventive in designing etuis of different shapes: small figures, vegetables, flower posies... 📸 Etui of porcelain, Chelsea Porcelain factory, Chelsea, ca. 1760.v
Yes, earscoop. 📸 Etui of agate, gold and diamonds set in silver. England, ca.1750W
Rare complete etuis could contain a penknife, a thimble, a bodkin for threading ribbon through lace, a combined nail-file and tweezers, a combined toothpick and earscoop... 📸 Enamelled gold and pearl étui and lid, Sené & Detalla, Switzerland, ca.1800k
Etuis are containers for small tools that could be carried conveniently. 📸 Gold, enamel, steel and ivory etui, Vienna, ca.1760, made by Phillipp Ernst SchindlerS
Secret brandy flask? A receptacle for tears? Perhaps... but not officially. Those who guessed etui were right. Wondering what an etui is? Here's a thread 👇twitter.com/V_and_A/status…7
Beautiful but... ... what are they?
Help @V_and_A showcase #KPOP banners in the upcoming exhibition Hallyu! The Korean Wave vam.ac.uk/blog/projects/…
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What perfect day to stumble across this work on display @V_and_A 🌤🖼🪟 163y
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Enjoyed our Performance Festival? Looking for more? Happening now in London... twitter.com/Rambertdance/s…
Renewal of what I feel for you 😱🖤💛❤️💖💗twitter.com/V_and_A/status…oBaj0xEYL
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We'll be there too! bit.ly/3a3NUU9 👀Drop in to our resident artist studios 👂Watch award winning spoken word artis@YomiSodede 🖼️Risoprint a slogan poster to give future generations a snapshot of what’s important to you today 🖌️Bring the kids to our imagination stattwitter.com/NHM_London/sta…fIer
Thank you everybody for your amazing V&A #InternationalMuseumDay tweets and messages. We really love to see them. It is an honour to be one of your favourite places ♥️✨ twitter.com/thatmuseumgirl…
What's your favourite object at the V&A?
Want to see what treasures visitors called up in the @V_and_A Study Room today? [THREAD] First we welcomed Kathleen Laraia McLaughlin, MFA, Senior Lecturer, Loyola Marymount University, who saw early female photographer Julia Margaret Cameron's camera lens and photographs...
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Today it's National Museum Day! Did you know many original drawings can be seen (some by appointment only) at the @V_and_A, @britishmuseum, @Tate, @ArmittMuseum Hill Top and The Beatrix Potter Gallery? #beatrixpotter #nationalmuseumday
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It's #InternationalMuseumDay 🎨 We're overjoyed to be welcoming the@V_and_AA to#EastBankk in just a few years. In the meantime, check out this short film by Georgia Hudson, a celebration of the transformative power of creativity. Learn about East Bank:bit.ly/3vsBqxKGa
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Aged under 26 years old? Lucky things. You can now get a third off our exhibitions: Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear Beatrix Potter: Drawn From Nature Africa Fashion (opens 2 July) Book now – fal.cn/3oIQa (Or become a Member and visit them all for free)
These links to our past are so precious. Come visit the Cast Courts: vam.ac.uk/collections/ca…
150 years later, in the Cast Courts, these towers of human creativity still stand. As do Cowper's photographs. 📸 Cast of Giovanni di Balduccio's shrine of St Peter the Martyr, photographed by Isabel Agnes Cowper, 1870.8
It's #InternationalMuseumDay so let's take a look at the V&A past and present 👇 The museum's first female photographer, Isabel Agnes Cowper, took this picture of Trajan's column's construction in 1873. You can see its now-hidden brickwork and base.I
Recognise this Beatrix Potter tale? Published in September 1904, The Tale of Two Bad Mice tells the story of two mice running havoc in a doll's house 🐭 Want to see more? Book your ticket for Beatrix Potter: Drawn to Nature now:fal.cn/3oHAk4U
📸 3. Pink silk, pink chiffon overdress with sequins, worn by Sandie Shaw when she won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1967. Made by Parker Costumier Ltd3
📸 2. Shocking pink silk chiffon, appliqued with sequins. Worn by Sandie Shaw for her Royal Variety Performance in 1967. Maker unknown.U
#SequinSunday with a sixties twist this week... All pretty in pink and worn on stage by singer Sandie Shaw. 📸 1. Sequined pink, worn by Sandie Shaw, 1960-69. Maker unknown.N
A thrusting pose from a fashion-conscious captain in the 1800s. He had his uniform tailored to his own taste- glinting gold details and the latest fashionable silhouette, a cutaway coat and tight breeches. Discover the Fashioning Masculinities exhibition–fal.cn/3oCZt
Your timely reminder that entries for the V&A Illustration Awards close TOMORROW, Monday 16 May. Entry is free and you could see your work displayed at the V&A! vam.ac.uk/info/va-illust…
AND you can come see the dress yourself for free in our Theatre and Performance galleries collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O1114807/…
Who's watching Eurovision? 🎙️✨ Here's how you conserve a winner (Sandie Shaw's dress, 1967) in ASMR �fal.cn/3oCw5eLF
1839: This shawl is thought to have derived from a gift made by the Shah of Persia to Queen Victoria. A French fashion magazine of April 1839 spoke of a shawl with a border depicting a procession of dignitaries, musicians, Arab horses, elephants and camels. Maker unknown.
For anyone who missed it, the recording of my talk-through of works by Eric Ravilious in the @V_and_A collections is now up here: instagram.com/tv/Cdems7Kvoea…
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Pretty, perfect plates. 1. Charger, Charlotte Spiers, 1882 2. Plate, Charlotte Spiers, 1882 3. Plate, Charlotte Spiers, 1884 4. Charger, Charlotte Spiers, 1883
1872. Portrait of a Hindu woman wearing a head-dress, John Joseph Fonceca
Known and Strange. This is our display of contemporary photography that blurs the familiar with the unfamiliar. Below is The Unseen by Tereza Zelenkova, known for her imaginative explorations of mysticism. See her work in our Photography Centre: fal.cn/3ozcw
This makes us want to dance on over across the road to our neighbours at the @V_and_A! 💃 ✨twitter.com/V_and_A/status…c
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Wanna see what marvels visitors called forth in the @V_and_A Study Room today? [THREAD] V&A Member @putneyred visited, bringing @OliverTwitchett to see Robert Mapplethorpe’s photography of Patti Smith for his birthday...collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O1060283/…
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Did you know that you can request to view these and other prints if you come to the V&A Prints and Drawing Room? vam.ac.uk/info/study-roo… 📸All images dated 1913-1918, Henrietta Mackennal4
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