Author(s): Tristram Hunt (Editor)
In this intriguing insight into the work and history of a museum, V&A director and historian Dr Tristram Hunt brings
together ten renowned V&A curators to tell the stories behind ten of their most treasured objects.
'Tipu's Tiger' (an almost life-size wooden semiautomaton mauling a European soldier), the 'Great Bed of Ware' (an Elizabethan bed for 8 people) and a Shakespeare First Folio are among the featured highlights whose route to the V&A
collections are entertainingly revealed.
Through these stories, this insightful history of museum curation o a world of careful study and sometimes remarkable fortuity o shows how the priorities of a museum are shaped and change over time.