Tag Archives: V&A

Expo Futures: Week 2

Yesterday marked the second week of the collaborative Expo Futures project. Drawing together students from the RCA’s Information Experience Design (IED) and History of Design (HoD) courses and the editors of Visit1862 this project is an exploration of potential directions … Continue reading

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Visit1862 Field Trip for the International Conference of Historical Geographers 2015

On Wednesday 8th July the editors of visit1862.com had the privilege of running a field trip as part of the International Conference of Historical Geographers. Comprised of seven historical geographers with a wide range interests including the development of museums, … Continue reading

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The 2015 International Conference of Historical Geographers: Field Visit

Field Visit at the 2015 International Conference of Historical Geographers South Kensington and the 1862 International Exhibition The editors of visit1862.com are delighted to announce that on Wednesday 8th July 2015 (thinking ahead!) we shall be running a day trip … Continue reading

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The Tenth Day of an 1862 Christmas…

On the tenth day of Christmas the 1862 Committee gave to me… ten Lords a Leaping   The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 was established in 1850 to oversee the organisation of the first International Exhibition – known … Continue reading

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The Fifth Day of an 1862 Christmas…

On the fifth day of Christmas the 1862 Committee gave to me… five Gold Rings While lots of the objects which were displayed at the 1862 International Exhibition were huge in scale, this was not universally the case.  Others were … Continue reading

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The Second Day of an 1862 Christmas…

On the second day of Christmas the 1862 Committee gave to me… two Turtle Doves   The twelve days of an 1862 Christmas would not be complete without a nod to William Morris and Co.  Despite only being founded in … Continue reading

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The First Day of an 1862 Christmas…

On the first day of Christmas the 1862 Committee gave to me… a Partridge in a Pear Tree Vast.  Bombastic.  Opulent.  Extravagant.  Luxurious.  These are perhaps some of the best words to describe many of the objects that were displayed … Continue reading

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RIP Prince Albert

  RIP Prince Albert: Reading The 1862 International Exhibition as an Object Obituary On the 14th December 1861, the death of Prince Albert was announced to a startled nation: The nation has just sustained the greatest loss that could possible … Continue reading

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Walking 1862

October, 2013 Until we get our hands on a working time machine, we never stop daydreaming about which part of history we’d go back to if we could.  High on our priority list would be South Kensington in 1862 (of … Continue reading

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