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Eggbuckland Art Students at The Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Last Friday saw 30 Year 9 Eggbuckland students travel up to London for day 2 of the DesignLab Nation project with a very excited Mrs Mills. They arrived in London for 10:15am and were dropped straight to The Victoria and Albert Museum, Kensington, near Harrods, The Science Museum and The Natural History Museum (a great area of London to visit). They had a quick look around the ground floor and saw Dale Chihuly’s amazing glass sculpture in the entrance and a cast of Michelangelo’s David as well as the exquisitely decorative restaurant. Kate Kennedy, Education Co-ordinator, took the group to their base (in the Glass Rooms) before they set off along 7 miles of the V&A’s corridors and exhibition space to see product design from the last century.

Students sketched and drew ideas and had the chance to visit one of the new exhibitions – Fashioning Masculinities, the first Menswear exhibition at the V&A. We saw Fashion inspired by statues and athletics, the flamboyant menswear through the years of royal courtiers and how menswear has inspired womenswear and vice versa. It was truly a magnificent trip, the students were impeccably behaved with improving skills in drawing, great questions and debate and all despite 11 hours on a coach.

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