The V & A Museum has permanent and temporary exhibits of decorative arts from all over the world.
THE DESIGN EXHIBIT
This was a really cool exhibit of decorative arts pertaining to fairy tales and the struggle between life and death.
THE RARE BOOKS
A librarian showed us rare books including a Shakespeare first folio, a Charles Dickens proof, examples of decorative bindings, and artists' books.
We were taken on a tour of the library. There are two public rooms: one designated for quiet and one for group study. In addition, we saw where the books were stored and the office space where the books were cataloged. Conservation is done as needed at three levels including wrapping with string and encasing in boxes.
THE PRINT & DRAWINGS ROOM
A classmate and I went to the Print & Drawings Room. She needed to find out information for her research paper, and I was interested in seeing the room and coming along. I came in handy because it was too late to take out the posters, and we were given microfiche which I knew how to use from a previous job.
Shops, market, outdoor performers, good French food at Maison Masilowsky on Neal Street, my ill friend who stayed back would like this place
Final Assignment - Summer 2009
6 years ago