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Did you know that the V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) have a blog?

I only discovered it last year when I was reading their email newsletter, and followed the link to find out more about their exhibition; The Wedding Dress: 1775-2014.

The good thing is that books are produced to accompany their exhibitions, so if you can’t get to it in person you can still see the images, and read the text at your own pace.

(I’m buying the paperback version to add to my collection.)

The blog posts that accompany setting up their major exhibitions are fascinating, as you get to see images from behind the scenes, showing the care and precision put into showing the items on display at their best, and ensuring the exhibits suffer no harm in the process.

You also get helpful social context in the posts – where applicable.

If you’ve missed anything in particular you can usually find it by looking in the list of updated sections on the main blog page.

You will find a link to their blog on the V&A home page, or pop along to find out more via this link.

(Image from Amazon.co.uk)  

The Wedding Dress: 300 Years of Bridal Fashion by Edwina Ehrman V&A Publishing    (6 May 2014)