LONDON | until 08.03.2020 | Victoria and Albert Museum | Tim Walker: Wonderful Things

Experience the extraordinary creative process of one of the world's most inventive photographers through his pictures, films, photographic sets, and special installations – including ten new series of photographs influenced by the V&A's collections.

In preparation for this exhibition, photographer Tim Walker visited the V&A's object stores and conservation studios, meeting many of the museum's curators, conservators and technicians.

He scoured the 145 public galleries, scaled the roof of the 12-acre South Kensington site, and explored the labyrinth of Victorian passages below ground level.

Along the way, he encountered luminous stained-glass windows, vivid Indian miniature paintings, jewelled snuffboxes, erotic illustrations, golden shoes, and a 65-metre-long photograph of the Bayeux Tapestry, the largest photograph in the museum's collection.

These and many other rare artefacts have inspired Walker's monumental new photographs, and feature in the exhibition designed by leading British creative, Shona Heath.


 




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