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Victoria & Albert Jewellry Collection opening


#1

Dear Fellow Orchidites-

We’ve just returned from attending the re-opening of the V&A’s new
jewelry exhibition.

http://www.vam.ac.uk/collections/fashion/features/jewellery

With the donation of Patricia Goldstein’s collection (aptly named
New York dealer & collector) they’ve re-designed their famous
jewelry gallery to exhibit their 3,500 piece collection.

With the aid of a magnifying glass and a sketch book I spent the
better part of the day there. And plan to return again next week.

It is, by far, the greatest museum collection of jewelry in the
world. I will not attempt to describe the emotional roller-coaster
ride that I (and you) will experience. Just jack up the credit card,
go to London and prepare for an epiphany.

My advice is to visit the museum early on a week-day morning to
avoid the crush. It is an intimate setting and you’ll want time and
elbow room to appreciate the lot.

Cheers. Kim.
www.kimericlilot.com


#2

Haven’t been since they redid it, but the collection is awesome. I
was just as inspired by the holloware… really quite incredible.
My then 9 year old daughter spent an entire day sketching their
clothing collection - which is also incredible, but not, imho, worth
a whole day!!

Beth in SC