You’ll Never Believe What the V&A Just Bought
In an attempt to make its permanent collections more topical and relevant, the Victoria and Albert Museum has started collecting items that its deems to be of the zeitgeist. Each object comes along with its own controversial backstory (that has probably popped up in your news feed in the recent past) of labor laws, building control, design regulation, or political dissent. (Take Ikea’s stuffed wolf, which was chucked at Cy Leung, Hong Kong’s Chief Executive last December.) Scattered about the museum, the Rapid Response Collection is meant to be, well, rapid, continually changing constantly in the coming months. Take a sneak peak at some of the first acquisitions, below.
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