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    1. July 3, 2015

      Early photography by Linnaeus Tripe on show at the V&A

      In 2007 and 2008, the National Gallery of Art in Washington and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York collaborated on...

    2. May 15, 2015

      Photo London: digging into the Victoria and Albert Museum archive

      Treasures from the Victoria and Albert Museum’s archives When I first arrived as a curatorial assistant at the Victoria and...

    1. January 30, 2015

      London mayor’s vision for Olympicopolis gathers steam

      To Boris Johnson, it is to be a “pole of attraction” for east London, a cultural palace “of a kind to knock the Pompidou...

    2. FT Alphaville

      January 22, 2015

      Roubini Vs the so-called "art" industry

      Not to be missed in the ECB news fog: John Gapper’s account of an FT Davos lunch with Nouriel Roubini in which the formerly...

    3. The World

      January 22, 2015

      Art world's shady dealings under scrutiny at Davos

      Regulation is needed in the global art market because it is vulnerable to money laundering, tax evasion, trading on inside...

    4. January 6, 2015

      Grandson’s quest to revive faded Tibor brand

      Sam Reich’s desk is piled with sample books of woven woollen furnishing fabric that once graced the seats of Concorde,...

    5. December 1, 2014

      Fillip for Olympic quarter cultural hopes

      George Osborne has announced plans to support a major new cultural quarter at the Olympic Park in east London, intended to...

    6. November 28, 2014

      More exhibitions including The Infinite World of Dadamaino and Egon Schiele

      Drawn by Light: The Royal Photographic Society Collection, Science Museum, London Showcasing highlights from the collection...

    7. FT Photo Diary

      November 10, 2014

      Conserving David at the V&A

      Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images Johanna Puisto, a sculpture conservator at the Victoria & Albert Museum, unveils a cast of...

    8. October 16, 2014

      Russian Avant-Garde Theatre, V&A, London – review

      In 1913, the same year that Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring outraged audiences, Kazimir Malevich’s black square...

    9. FT Photo Diary

      October 2, 2014

      Museum dusting

      Nick Ansell/PA Wire Victoria & Albert Museum technical service member Andy Monks cleans the Rotunda Chandelier by Dale...

    10. September 19, 2014

      Constable: the continental Englishman

      The continental Englishman Setting out to delineate “the dews – breezes – bloom and freshness, not one of which has yet been...

    11. September 17, 2014

      Best-loved Constables to hang alongside their inspiration at V&A

      Some of John Constable’s best-loved works will be displayed for the first time alongside 17th-century painters venerated by...

    12. August 29, 2014

      Horst P Horst retrospective at the V&A Museum

      Of all the 20th century’s fashion photographers, Horst P Horst remains the most enigmatic. Such obscurity is fitting for...

    13. July 25, 2014

      Instant icons of dissent

      Mounting a protest can be a tricky business. I remember reporting, in the 1980s, on a campaign by university lecturers to...

    14. July 18, 2014

      The List: Cardinal Wolsey’s lost treasures

      The Victoria and Albert Museum has just launched a £2.5m fundraising campaign to buy four bronze angels commissioned in 1524...

    15. June 27, 2014

      Personal archives: Documenting the stories of our lives

      Most people discard dry-cleaning receipts, but not Vivien Leigh. The Oscar-winning actress, who appeared in 19 films and...

    16. May 23, 2014

      MF Husain on show at the V&A, London

      The final paintings of the Indian modernist master Maqbool Fida Husain, on show for the first time at London’s Victoria and...

    17. May 21, 2014

      Food for thought: Michael Schmidt scoops photography prize

      Michael Schmidt has won the 2014 Prix Pictet, a global award for photography and sustainability, with a series of images on...

    18. April 15, 2014

      Burnt Generation, Terrace Rooms, Somerset House, London – review

      Three men lift a male corpse from a river. As they bend over the dead man, one of his naked legs falls free of his robe to...

    19. April 4, 2014

      Power Dressing: Stephen Bayley

      Stephen Bayley, 62, is a critic on design and culture, and a consultant on design exhibitions. Along with Terence Conran, he...

    20. March 21, 2014

      Denim still at the cutting edge of fashion

      Eighty years have passed since Levi’s launched its female version of the blue jean and denim is still at the cutting edge of...

    21. March 9, 2014

      Blueprints for a better world

      Candlestick holders crafted from roof sheeting; a bucket geyser for heating water; a red plastic chair held together with...

    22. February 7, 2014

      New London theatre about the first world war

      It will be difficult to escape the war of 1914-1918 across all artistic platforms in London in this anniversary year. While...

    23. January 24, 2014

      500-year-old Chinese painting hints at football’s female origins

      So many of our best winter-flowering shrubs came to the UK from China. I have been following their route in reverse, thanks...

    24. December 20, 2013

      Partygoers echo lavish 19th-century ballroom look

      Good humour may be said to be one of the very best articles of dress one can wear in society” – said William Makepeace...

    25. December 13, 2013

      What London partygoers are wearing

      By this stage of December the Christmas party season is in full swing and there was no better proof than at the Cosmopolitan...

    26. December 4, 2013

      Cultural and educational hub to be built on London Olympics site

      A cultural and educational hub is to be constructed on the site of London’s 2012 Olympics inspired by the collection of...

    27. November 18, 2013

      Culture’s battle of the underdogs

      Never underestimate local pride. People tend to be fiercely loyal to their town, even those that look unlovely to outsiders....

    28. October 25, 2013

      The List: four masterpieces of Chinese painting

      Four masterpieces of Chinese painting This weekend, Masterpieces of Chinese Painting 700-1900, an extraordinary exhibition...

    29. October 11, 2013

      It’s not a return to the 1980s – they never really went away

      There is the spirit of a bygone age in the air. Hundreds of thousands of Britons scramble to buy shares in a once-respected...

    30. September 6, 2013

      Lost & found: Buried treasure is poised to reach a much wider audience

      When the Cheapside Hoard, a sparkling collection of Jacobean and Elizabethan jewellery, went on show in London in 1914, it...

    31. September 6, 2013

      David Bowie at the V&A

      With a modish disinclination even to finish one of its own sentences, the Victoria and Albert Museum boldly called its...

    32. August 30, 2013

      The thread of all things

      Adam Jones’s magic sweater is but the latest example of fabric innovation to make a mark on the fashion scene. Textile...

    33. July 12, 2013

      Culture clubbing at the V&A’s ‘Club to Catwalk’ show

      Jean Paul Gaultier’s spring/summer 2013 womenswear show was a nostalgic backwards glance to the designer’s 1980s origins....

    34. June 8, 2013

      Copyright: Legislation offers protective hand to design talent

      Theo Fennell, the British jeweller, says he feels like Cliff Richard, the veteran British pop singer. He is referring to UK...

    35. March 22, 2013

      Space for an oddity: David Bowie’s V&A retrospective

      Reactivated Bowiemania is spreading from the pop charts to the queues outside the latest blockbuster exhibition at London’s...

    36. March 15, 2013

      Licence to frill

      Lace is having its moment in the spotlight. It is a staple of the spring/summer collections now entering stores, and is...

    37. March 4, 2013

      Ruddock to leave Lansdowne

      Sir Paul Ruddock, one of the UK’s most prominent financiers and philanthropists, is to step down as the head of Lansdowne...

    38. March 1, 2013

      Sense of majesty

      Henry VIII was a corpulent and despotic monarch who went to any lengths to get rid of his numerous wives. This is how he...

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