Creating the British Galleries at the V&A : a study in museology /

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Other Authors / Creators:Wilk, Christopher.
Humphrey, Nick, 1967-
Other Corporate Authors / Creators:Laboratorio museotecnico.
Format: Book
Imprint: London : V&A ; New York : Distributed in North America by Harry N. Abrams, 2004.
Series:Annali del Laboratorio museotecnico ; 4.
Summary:The British Galleries were opened at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2001 to huge international acclaim and have subsequently won awards.<br> The environmentally controlled galleries allowed, for the first time in the Museum's history, all of the categories of British decorative and fine art to be displayed including textiles, lacquer, works on paper and the most fragile gilding.<br> This book details the immense task of putting the galleries together, from the initial early days of research through to acquisition, design and implementation.
Item Description:Published in association with Laboratorio Museotecnico Goppion.
Plans on end papers.
Physical Description:xii, 283 pages, xxxii pages of plates : illustrations (some color), plans ; 31 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-274) and index.
Author Notes:Christopher Wilk is Keeper of Furniture, Textiles & Fashion at the V&A. He was Project Leader for the British Galleries.
Nick Humphrey is a Curator in the V&A's Department of Furniture, Textiles & Fashion. He was also a key member of the British Galleries team.