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“A Pirate’s Life for Me” at V&A Museum of Childhood, London

The Victoria & Albert Museum of Childhood, Bethnal Green, London, is hosting an exhibition titled “A Pirate’s Life for Me.” The exhibition is on view through April 22, 2019.

“A Pirate’s Life for Me” is the first major exhibition by the museum that focuses on fictional pirates and their influence in popular culture.

“Developed in collaboration with children, the exhibition’s immersive and playful set design takes its young visitors into an imaginary swashbuckling world of adventure and exploration where they will travel from a moody coastal inn to a tropical treasure island in search of sparkling riches. At its heart a large-scale pirate ship inspires learning through active play,” the museum writes.

 

The objects on display includes works from the V&A’s collections as well as loans from other important institutions. With toys, games, books, illustrations and comics spanning over 300 years, the museum explores the theme of pirates and the influence it has been exerting on popular children’s culture from Victorian Britain to the present day.  

Highlights include the first painting of “Captain Pugwash,” an original illustrated costume design for Captain Hook for the first production of Peter Pan in 1904, Lego’s iconic Black Seas Barracuda ship and real 18th century Spanish doubloons. Also on view are real pirate coins and treasures that “bring visitors into contact with a more authentic world, allowing them to see what influenced their favourite pirate characters.”

The exhibition is on view through April 22, 2019, at The Victoria & Albert Museum of Childhood, Bethnal Green, Cambridge Heath Rd, London E2 9PA, UK.

For details, visit http://www.blouinartinfo.com/galleryguide-venues/289380/museum-overview

Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek of the exhibition works.

 


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