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V&A launches new developer API

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Our API (Application Programming Interface) allows you to explore the collections via programmatic means, making available our data for the exploration of art and design history, by using data science…

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V&A launches new developer API

Who killed Thomas Becket?

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The image of Becket’s bloody demise at the hands of four knights from the king’s entourage has been depicted countless times in sculpture, wall painting, stained glass, manuscript illumination and…

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Who was Nero?

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Nero was the 5th emperor of Rome and the last of Rome’s first dynasty, the Julio-Claudians, founded by Augustus (the adopted son of Julius Caesar). Nero is known as one…

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Liquid silver: Wave by Jessica Jue

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Silversmith Jessica Jue designed and created Wave, a stunning sculptural centerpiece inspired by water. Commissioned by National Museums Scotland and the P&O Makower Charitable Trust, Jessica explores her design approach…

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Collecting COVID: 2020 in 7 objects

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Like so many others around the world, in March 2020 we left our offices thinking we would probably be back in a few weeks. Over a year later, we’re still working from home. During this time, we acquired objects related…

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