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Your search for posts with tags containing Victoria and Albert Museum found 19 posts

Exploring Parisian archives thanks to the BSECS/Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment Travel Award

Tabitha Baker is a 3rd-year PhD student at the University of Warwick and V&A Museum. Her thesis is entitled ‘The Embroidery Trade in Eighteenth-Century France’ and is an AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Partnership project supervised...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 14 Nov 2017

Two Views of the Same Georgian Shoes, c. 1730-40s

I have long been enamored of these cheerful, chipper shoes, housed in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum. They are visually pleasing with a balanced design. These linen canvas shoes are embroidered with colored wools in cross stitch and...
From: SilkDamask on 4 Aug 2017

'Shakespeare and Italy' Seminars at the Victoria and Albert Museum

11 October to 22 November from 14:00-16.30.The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, Victoria and Albert Museum.An inter-disciplinary course that brings together leading scholars from English Literature, Italian Studies, Translation Studies and Comparative...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 3 Oct 2016

The Duelling Pistols of Brown’s of Blackburn

Courtesy of the British MuseumToday we thought we would share some information about a rare pair of silver mounted 22-bore flintlock, breech loading duelling pistols made by Andreas Rhienhold (Andrew) Dolep, a Dutchman who was working in London. The pistols...
From: All Things Georgian on 25 Feb 2016

Red Pumps With Moosehair Embroidery, 1850-1875

Red shoes -- what is it about red shoes? No matter what the style or the era or material - they hold our interest, perhaps more so than any other footwear (except maybe Cinderella's glass slippers.) I recently came across this intriguing pair of mid...
From: SilkDamask on 15 Jan 2016

Guest Post: 84th Annual Anglo-American Conference Recap, Fashion

Kimberly Alexander holds the Ph.D. in Art and Architectural History from Boston University. A museum professional and scholar, she is adjunct faculty in the History Department at University of New Hampshire. Her book, “Georgian Shoes Stories From...
From: The Junto on 21 Jul 2015

Henry Wallis: a pre-Raphaelite’s views of Shakespeare’s Stratford

Henry Wallis isn’t one of the best-known of the Pre-Raphaelite painters, barely getting a mention in books about Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Millais, Holman Hunt et al, but one of his paintings is universally-known and classed as a masterpiece. The...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 15 May 2015

Peter Brook at the V&A

Peter Brook On Saturday I was lucky to be able to attend a symposium at the Victoria and Albert Museum entitled Peter Brook: Place, Process, Performance, Politics. It was part of the Museum’s Performance Festival and this investigation of Brook’s...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 6 May 2015

“Go ply thy needle”: embroidery in Tudor England

Cromwell and Henry from Wolf Hall One of the great pleasures of the BBC series Wolf Hall, adapted from Hilary Mantel’s novels, has been to admire the costumes worn by the king and his court, from the scarlet robes of Cardinal Wolsey and the magnificence...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 23 Feb 2015

Vivien Leigh, Shakespeare’s lass unparalleled

Vivien Leigh In the theatre gardens in Stratford-upon-Avon is a silver birch tree planted in memory of Vivien Leigh, one of several dedicated to people who have worked at the theatres. At its base is a stone tablet, with her dates of birth and death...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 19 Jan 2015

Cheek by Jowl and Shakespeare’s Globe in the news

Tom Hollander as Celia and Adrian Lester as Rosalind, As YOu Like It, Cheek by Jowl, 1991 Two theatre companies which have made their mark by performing Shakespeare have recently made announcements about future programming and projects. First, Cheek by...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 3 Dec 2014

Remembering Sir Laurence Olivier

The statue of Laurence Olivier outside the National Theatre, London Friday 11 July 2014 is the 25th anniversary of Laurence Olivier’s death in 1989. By chance I was in the RST that evening and before the performance artistic director Terry Hands...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 9 Jul 2014

Motley’s the only wear: Shakespeare and design

Margaret and Sophia Harris: Two-thirds of the Motley design team, in 1955. The name Motley will be familiar to anyone interested in twentieth-century theatre design, or in the history of Shakespeare on stage. This all-female group designed for straight...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 30 May 2014

Stratford’s Elizabethan wall-paintings

In 1927, during renovation work in a building in Stratford-upon-Avon, an important discovery was made. The White Swan Hotel was being modernised by the hotel group Trust Houses Limited, and workmen found evidence of surviving wall-paintings concealed...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 28 May 2014

Shakespeare and the brain: Conducting Shakespeare

An unusual experiment is to be carried out at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum on 2 May as part of the museum’s celebrations for Shakespeare’s 450th birthday. Called Conducting Shakespeare, It’s designed to find out how watching...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 30 Apr 2014

Shakespeare’s February face

At the end of the week we can officially start looking forward to spring, with St Valentine’s Day on the 14th February. One of our regular readers at the Shakespeare Centre Library some years ago was a retired gentleman who would always remind us...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 10 Feb 2014

Mindum catalogue update

I’ve just done an update of my catalogue of Robert Mindum’s opus. I’ve been able to identify all three of the shoehorns that I was uncertain if the were doubles of ones I had identified or not.  There weren’t any hidden gems lurking...

Making a statement with tapestry in Tudor England

Watching part of the BBC’s current Tudor season I was enjoying the first part of Jonathan Foyle’s examination of  Henry’s rule: Henry VIII: patron or plunderer when he got to the tapestries decorating Hampton Court Palace. The expert...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 5 Jun 2013

Cesare Borgia's Sword Scabbard - And A Trip To The British Museum

It's long been a dream of mine to look upon Cesare Borgia's sword and the scabbard that went with it. And when I found out that the scabbard was on display at the Victoria & Albert museum in London, I knew I had to go. Yesterday morning, after three...
From: Loyalty Binds Me on 23 Mar 2013

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