During moments of high ambition I envisage this blog giving lots of superb reviews of art exhibitions and being generally cultured and things like that. But lets face it, that probably isn’t going to happen and isn’t what people want to read anyway. So, here’s some thoughts inspired by a visit to the V&A on Saturday:
Good things about the Victoria and Albert Museum
- Lunch. Fine cafeteria. If I was an artist I’d hang out there and pretend to be arty.
- Ending up in a bit of level 4 which didn’t connect to any other part of level 4 meaning that we had to come back down to level 1 to get to the right bit of level 4.
- The Britain section up until 1900. Isn’t Britain great? (See also Last Night of the Proms, Cricket etc.)
- A video about country houses.
- The Architecture section was jolly fine. It had a nice model of Bluewater.
- The musical instrument area.
Things about the Victoria and Albert Museum which were ok but not brilliant
The shop. It didn’t have enough of the sort of odd arty books I like in a museum or gallery bookshop.
The temperature in Architecture. Really quite hot.
Things about the Victoria and Albert Museum which were quite good but not the sort of thing I’ll remember in a months time
The railings and biscuit tin section. It was adequate but not remarkable.