Weekend Watch: Get Lost in Historical Art at Victoria and Albert Museum

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Weekend Watch: Get Lost in Historical Art at Victoria and Albert Museum

How awesome is the Victoria and Albert Museum in London? Not a rhetorical question, I’ve never been so I have no idea. What I do know about the museum is that they have a produced enough amazing videos to warrant a very long, and very enjoyable binge watching session.

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Their YouTube channel covers a wide range of topics: Introductions to galleries, conservation efforts, interviews, detailed overviews of individual items from their collections, and more. Each of these is gorgeously filmed with a curator’s eye for details. More often than not the videos are educational, so you’ll walk away learning a bit about something new.

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My favorite part of their channel is the “How was it made?” playlist. The title of the playlist says it all really. In each of these videos you’ll find a master craftsman working their way through the process of their craft. There’s a wide variety of crafts in this playlist — from 12th century French enameling techniques to the work of a modern day Jeweler, to Korean lacquer work, to how a shoe is made — so watching your way through the list doesn’t start to feel repetitive.

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It is more than enough to make me want to visit, but for now, I’m happy going through their treasure trove of videos.

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A typical day for Lisa includes: getting up to see the sunrise, bicycling, interning at Make:, reading and writing short stories, and listening to audiobooks and podcasts for hours while working on projects or chores.

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