V&A: the cutting edge of history

Hearing that a friend had seen a copy of my new book Manga Cross-Stitch in the shop at the Victoria and Albert Museum on Friday reminded me that it was a while since I’d had a look around their website. There’s never enough time to keep up with all the interesting sites on the web, but theirs is one worth checking, especially if, like me, you love needlework and the history of dress.

The V&A blog discusses the research and conservation going on in their various departments. I’ve spent the past half hour catching up with the reproduction of a seventh-century Egyptian tunic and plans to reproduce costumes from the Bayeux Tapestry, plus the proposed Hollywood version of 1066 (I expect the Americans will win the battle) and the Museum’s objects and research reflecting  LGBTQ experiences and narratives.

Definitely worth a visit!

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