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  1. 'A Chinese Dream' by Susan Stockwell

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    Artist Susan Stockwell discusses the inspiration for ‘A Chinese Dream’ and the techniques used in creating it. This video was made as part of the exhibition Quilts: 1700 – 2010,…

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    • 'Antimony' by Antony Dunn

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      It is a poisoned chalice that we raise - but as we toast each other's healths, and chink our fragile cups together, let us praise the nation we're creating with this drink, as we…

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      • 'Dot' by Ed Firth

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        'Dot' is a short audiovisual experiment inspired by the journey of the internet from the pages of a Victorian handbook to today's global ubiquity. It was commissioned as part of the…

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        • 'Hats: An Anthology' by Stephen Jones - The private view

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          David Redhead: Oriole you look fabulous. Is that a Stephen Jones hat? OC: Yes it's a Stephen Jones special. We had lots of wrangling over what I was going to wear, but Stephen said it had…

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          • 'Mary's Elephant, Elizabeth's Spinet' by Ruth Padel

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            Some night in the 1580s, she snaps the last knot off with her teeth By candle-light. One blob under the tail and she has him, in tent Stitch: startled king from Icones Animalium, a beast she's…

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            • 'Once Upon a Time' by Valerie Bloom

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              Once he had a jug like this, though not for serving beer, Not squat, and made of finest porcelain, but Rough, red clay, with slim and graceful neck, It kept the water cool inside his mother's…

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              • 'The Story of The Supremes' from The Mary Wilson Collection

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                In 2008 the Victoria and Albert Museum staged one of its most unusual exhibitions. Visited by over 60,000 people, the exhibition brought a little bit of Motown to London. The exhibition had at its…

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                • 20 great reasons to visit the V&A

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                  Reason 1 This is the earliest of the great marble groups by Giambologna. Commissioned by Francesco de’ Medici in Florence, it was later presented to King Charles I in 1623. Reason 2 Originally…

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                  • 20th C Eyewear: Oliver Goldsmith (Part 1)

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                    My name is Oliver Goldsmith and I’m third generation of the Oliver Goldsmith Eyewear Company and I’d like to just briefly take you through the history of the company. My grandfather…

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                    • 20th C Eyewear: Oliver Goldsmith (Part 2)

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                      During the 50s, which was known as the austere years after the war, it was very hard to get people to spend a lot of money on glasses. So my father realised he had to do something unusual to get them…

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                      • 20th C Eyewear: Oliver Goldsmith (Part 3)

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                        My father was really great at getting publicity and sensing good publicity about to happen. When he heard that Diana Spencer was going to go to Australia to talk to her mother about marrying Prince…

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                        • A change of heart - Fred Wilson's impact on museums

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                          Fred Wilson presents his 1992 project Mining the Museum at the Maryland Historical Society and demonstrates how it changed the relationship between the staff and the community, the historical society…

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