Rearranging the furniture – a new perspective at the Victoria & Albert Museum
By Nick HUMPHREY
Curator of Furniture 1400-1700, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
© The Victoria & Albert Museum
Since 2001, the V&A in London has gradually transformed its galleries of design and decorative art. The newest, devoted to Western Furniture, took a radical approach: it is the only gallery in the world to examine the techniques of construction and decoration comprehensively, from ancient developments such as intarsia to the most recent 3D printing. Nick Humphrey, co-curator of the gallery, will explain how it came about and explore some of its most fascinating contents.
In partnership with: The Antiques Trade Gazette