Immerse yourself in V&A’s new digital platform of 1.2 million objects | The Art Newspaper
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While the doors of the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) remain closed under the UK lockdown, the institution has launched a new digital platform that invites online users worldwide to delve into more than 1.2 million objects spanning 5,000 years of history in its collections of art, design and performance.
Explore the Collections has been in development for two years, since well before the pandemic, but its beta launch on 9 February “comes at a vital time when the way audiences engage with museums and their collections has changed dramatically”, says the V&A’s deputy director Tim Reeve in a statement. “We hope it’s a bit of a rabbit hole to get lost in the collection because there are so many wonderful stories that can be told,” says the museum’s head of digital media and publishing, Kati Price.