PROJECT: Victoria and Albert Museum Digital Platform

The Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum has announced the launch of a new digital platform for exploring “more than 1.2 million objects spanning 5,000 years of history in its collections of art, design and performance.” While the project has been in development for two years, its release compensates for the museum’s ongoing closure due to the global pandemic.

A far more immersive platform than the previous online catalog, this new platform features “autosuggested keywords in the search bar, the ability to filter and map objects that are currently on display in the museum’s physical locations, category tags and a ‘visual smorgasbord’ at the end of every page that links to related objects in the collection.”

Virtual museum goers can explore a range of collections, including: costumes, glass, underwear, photography, theatre & performance, postwar design, jewelry, books and manuscripts, paintings, and wallpaper, to name a few.

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This post was produced through a cooperation between Tierney Gleason, Jennifer Matthews, Rebekah Walker (Editors-at-large for the week), Pamella Lach and Nickoal Eichmann-Kalwara (Editors for the week), Caitlin Christian-Lamb, Alasdair Ekpenyong, and Linsey Ford (dh+lib Review Editors).

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