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13/04/01
Go Clubbing at the V&A
- Musuem to go for 'high glamour' and chill-out rooms

CLUBBERS have had a major input into the redesign of the Victoria and Albert Museum, previously an institution seen by many as stuffy and remote.

The V&A is due to repackage a large slice of its collection as the 'British Galleries' in November and has decided to incorporate the kind of chill-out areas often found in clubs.

"We want to vary the pace and tone," said Gwyn Miles, director of projects at the V&A. "Even fabulous pieces pall and with so many amazing things to see here, it can get tiring."

The chill-out areas represent an effort on the V&A's part to appeal to a younger generation apparently switched off by the museum's frumpy image. "It's about high glamour, colour and looking gorgeous," Miles said of the UKP31 million revamp, which is will trace British design achievements from the 16th century to the start of the 20th.




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