My mum went to the Tate and all I got was a pair of Andy Warhol oven gloves


 

Tuesday December 18, 2007
The Guardian

It is a freezing afternoon with 13 shopping days to go before Christmas, and the gift shop at the V&A is bustling. The tills are ringing up posters and aprons, bracelets and brooches. In one corner, a pair of splendidly coiffed matrons pretend to be scandalised by an embroidered motto that reads “Folk Art, Let’s Dance”. A young girl gazes longingly at a pair of butterfly wellies. The surrounding galleries seem hushed, gloomy – and, yes, a bit empty. Over the past few years, museum shops have transformed themselves beyond recognition…

 

Taken from the Guardian Unlimited © Guardian News and Media Limited 2007

 

 

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~ by Stampfli & Turci on December 18, 2007.

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