The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, with the restored balcony.

‘New signage is a small price to pay for throwing open the doors’ – on reopening the V&A

Lockdown may have allowed the museum to fast-forward renovations, but it has also confirmed that the galleries are nothing without the public

16 Jul 2020
The John Madejski Garden at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

‘The building is locked but toilets still need to be flushed’ – on closing the V&A

The museum has had to put its building to sleep – its galleries now populated by only security guards and ghosts

27 Mar 2020