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BBC and V&A collaborate on decorative arts programme

“Handmade in Britain”

The BBC and the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) are to collaborate on a one-year season of programmes focusing on the decorative arts. “Handmade in Britain” will offer programming on a range of subjects such as ceramics, textiles, woodwork and stained glass. The first three-part series, on ceramics, will be broadcast in the second week of October, with further series and films to follow. The museum will host events and discussions around the programmes, using smartphone technology to enhance visitors’ experiences of objects featured throughout the season that are on display in the V&A.