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    1. August 12, 2016

      Were the hippies right?

      “Never trust a hippie” was one of the more polite slogans that reverberated around the sun-soaked streets of London 40...

    2. July 30, 2016

      Museums and galleries ponder Britain’s role in the world

      Life after the Brexit vote is like being a skier in a whiteout, says Martin Roth, the director of the Victoria and...

    1. FT Alphaville

      June 16, 2016

      Some 'pop-up' puffery

      And so to 25 Berkeley Square… Art Secret is a unique platform that connects contemporary art with luxurious properties...

    2. Fast FT

      June 14, 2016

      FirstFT: Gun violence's "stolen years"

      Here’s a taste of today’s FirstFT email. You can sign up to receive it here. An update to the FT’s Brexit poll-of-polls...

    3. June 13, 2016

      Smithsonian to co-curate UK exhibitions with the V&A

      The Smithsonian Institution and the Victoria and Albert Museum are joining forces to create the Smithsonian’s first...

    4. May 20, 2016

      Art in the age of digital reproduction

      For the Victorians, facsimiles — in the form of plaster casts, photographs and electrotypes — were a way of...

    5. May 18, 2016

      Robot copies flying beetles to weave canopy over V&A courtyard

      A canopy designed to mimic the microscopic structure of the forewing shells of flying beetles has been constructed at...

    6. March 23, 2016

      How do you curate a continent?

      Asian design. What do those words evoke? Do they make you think of iPhone knock-offs and packet soups in Day-Glo...

    7. March 22, 2016

      Paul Strand: Honest gaze of a craftsman’s camera

      When Paul Strand was starting out as a photographer in New York, he would approach Alfred Stieglitz every couple of...

    8. March 15, 2016

      V&A’s Strand retrospective offers glimpse of lost world

      Rare photographs of the Outer Hebrides in the 1950s taken by the pioneering US photographer Paul Strand have been...

    9. February 19, 2016

      How the inflatable Blow chair became an anti-establishment symbol

      The inflatable chair that has spawned countless imitations is one of the best expressions of a revolutionary vision...

    10. February 1, 2016

      Royal Photographic Society collection snapped up by V&A

      The UK’s Royal Photographic Society collection, including thousands of photographs and items of equipment, is moving...

    11. January 19, 2016

      Architects’ drawings in the digital age

      Carlo Scarpa used to begin his lectures to architecture students at the University of Venice with a lesson in how to...

    12. December 2, 2015

      Julia Margaret Cameron: ‘A Cindy Sherman of Victorian fantasy’

      Tennyson called her “a dreadful woman” and Carlyle said posing for her was like entering an inferno. But Julia Margaret...

    13. November 25, 2015

      Arts world spared from cuts

      Arts bodies and museums expressed relief after George Osborne appeared to spare them the axe, with a pledge to increase...

    14. November 14, 2015

      Brooch that sealed a royal love affair — and other treasures

      Stopping off in Paris before attending a royal wedding in Madrid in 1906, Jagatjit Singh, then Raja of Kapurthala,...

    15. November 13, 2015

      ‘I love the darkness of her reality’

      In most Victorian photography, there’s a sense of rigidity and perfection in the frame. Julia Margaret Cameron saw...

    16. November 5, 2015

      Margaret Thatcher dress row brings out the Norman Bates in Tories

      There is something rather unsettling about the sight of male Conservative ministers talking of their desire to see...

    17. November 4, 2015

      V&A willing to consider buying Thatcher’s possessions

      The Victoria and Albert Museum said it would be willing to consider displaying objects from the personal collection of...

    18. November 3, 2015

      V&A denies spurning Margaret Thatcher’s handbags

      The Victoria and Albert Museum has denied turning down an offer to acquire items from Margaret Thatcher’s personal...

    19. November 3, 2015

      Richard Learoyd: Dark Mirror, V&A, London — ‘Powerfully evocative’

      Richard Learoyd is a British art photographer of great talent and increasing sure-footedness. In a magnificent show of...

    20. September 5, 2015

      Exhibition traces career of Wendy Ramshaw

      Among the framed pieces of jewellery that line a white-walled space at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is a...

    21. August 28, 2015

      UK museums step up exotic events as budgets squeezed

      Lovers of modern art are used to having their expectations confounded, but being invited to step on to a nightclub...

    22. August 4, 2015

      Make/Believe: UK Design for Performance 2011-15, Victoria and Albert Museum, London — review

      It would once have sounded marginal, elitist even: an exhibition devoted to design for performance. “It reaches only a...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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,...

    29. December 2, 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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