A part of our assignment for modernism was going to the Victoria and Albert Museum, more known as the V&A. Before going to the museum Mo gave us a sheets of paper that explained our task wile going around the place. The time in the bus allowed as to get more known with what we need to do. Me and my colleagues discuses some topics of what we wanted to write about and from one subject to another we arrived on the place. I was fascinated of its enormous size. It preserves enormous amount of exhibits from different countries and is said to be the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects. Founded in 1852 a year after The Great Exhibition it is located in the Brompton district of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea was named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. It held in itself 5,000 years of art, from ancient times to the present day, from the cultures of Europe, North America, Asia and North Africa.
Entering the this huge building we immediately got lost, even though we were thought to go to 1850 to today times period, and we were directed. So we were got a map started wander around the millions of corridors looking of centuries of art. When we finally found where we were supposed to be we had already token at least a hundred photos. Arriving at the room everyone started to go around the exhibits to look what will catch his eye and and what the others wont write about. I was really interested of the posters and the books there so I started taking pictures of them and the little given information for each one. A few cough my eye so got them pointed out and started to just look and wander around. I found The Sex Pistols – “Never Mind The Bollocks” cover which I was so happy to see because I love that album. After looking though the whole period, which looked like a fly in comparisons with the building, I wanted to gather some ideas for future projects I started going in each room and looking for ideas, patterns and typography.
It was a marvelous experience and we left it with a lot of ideas in mind and a lot of pictures too, looking forewords to the books that we had to find and reed for each topics. I’m glad that we went there I found it very mind-provoking and filled myself with a lot of ideas.