Objects from history can tell a story. They’ve lived, travelled, been held in a thousand hands, been touched, loved by families, revered by kings.
But this is an exhibition with a difference. We’ve asked 26 writers from around the UK to reflect personally on an object they’ve been randomly paired with. That means sitting, thinking, reflecting and discovering what that object means to them – to somebody in the 21st century.
These aren’t 26 inanimate objects. These are 26 treasures.
We’re creating a treasure trail inside the V&A. And we’re asking visitors to walk between 26 treasures they may never have seen before and take time to reflect on the 62 words imagined and crafted by each writer. Our writers include the poets Andrew Motion and Maura Dooley.
This September, visit the V&A. Follow the trail and feel inspired.
18 September, 2010 - 10:00 - 26 September, 2010 - 17:45
Opening times: Sat - Thu 10am - 5:45pm, Fri 10am - 10pm
I need to shoot a bit of footage up here, on the beach, hearing the waves that my treasure heard when it was dredged up 500 years ago, then send it down South to join the other ambassadors. Its verging on unlikely that the V&A will send the object up for a photo shoot, so I'm trying to get a high res shot of it instead.