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V&A VISIT: HANDS ON WITH ORIGINAL COSTUME!!!!
Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2007 9:43 pm
I have 3 spaces left for a once in a million chance to visit the stores of the V&A looking at surving 17th century costume. Date Friday 2nd Feb
The visit starts at 12pm with guided tour of the British galleries then after a break there is a 2 hour slot in the stores getting a hands on look at originals. You are allowed to take measurments, photos, sketches etc.
The cost is £15 per person
Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:30 pm
Oooh I wish I had the time, I'd love to go. Unfortunately, making stock takes priority.
Know of any future dates?
Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:34 pm
Yea, me too - just too busy
Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 10:06 pm
is £15 their normal charge? I've just been talking to them about going to study some 16thC knitting and they havent mentioned any money
Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 11:11 pm
When Calicocloth and I went to do some research, which took a whole day in the bowels of the museum, with a member of staff on duty at all times, we were not charged a fee. They were extremely helpful, and we were able to look at some great stuff.
Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 6:43 pm
its a standard fee as far as i know for a party of 12. Im not making any money from this at all, just doing it cos its a chance to learn and take some other people along. I arranged a talk by david edge at the Wallace Collection about arms and armour a little while ago too, just for the sheer hell of it cos im mental!
Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 7:24 pm
I'll report back when I go in a few weeks and we'll see if they charge. I've never so far been charged by a museum for requesting study access to anything. Maybe its just large groups they do that for, but its a bit unusual from what I know of museums. After all, they hold the collections for the public, its not all that normal to charge for access.
Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 8:28 pm
this one includes a guided tour of the galleries too
Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 8:38 pm
That might account for it then, still a fair amount though for a tour (sorry, not knocking your efforts in the slightest, I work for a museum so have a morbid fascination with all these ins and outs)