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V&A Exhibition: Ocean Liners Speed and Style
« on: May 20, 2017, 05:15 PM »
Exhibition on "Glamour, speed and style" of the ocean liners, currently in the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem :

http://www.concordmonitor.com/Exhibit-explores-heyday-of-Atlantic-Ocean-luxury-liners-10201887

Photograph of a superb Queen Elizabeth model there!

The exhibition comes to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London in February next year.

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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2017, 05:54 PM »
This looks like an amazing exhibition! Love the model of the Queen Elizabeth!  :)
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« Reply #2 on: Feb 03, 2018, 02:24 PM »
Slightly off subject but still partially relevant, there is a conference at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London on Ocean Liners on Friday 2nd March 2018. If you go to the V & A website the advert is there on the home page.

Sadly i will not be around to go but my eldest daughter is thinking of going and will, hopefully, 'report' back!

She has traveled of several Cunard ships, QE2, Vistafjord, Royal Viking Sun & QM2, so has a pecuniary interest, so to speak.

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Slightly off subject but still partially relevant, there is a conference at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London on Ocean Liners on Friday 2nd March 2018. If you go to the V & A website the advert is there on the home page.

Sadly i will not be around to go but my eldest daughter is thinking of going and will, hopefully, 'report' back!

She has traveled of several Cunard ships, QE2, Vistafjord, Royal Viking Sun & QM2, so has a pecuniary interest, so to speak.

The V&A exhibition is moving to the new Dundee V&A later this year, can't wait!
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« Reply #4 on: Feb 03, 2018, 04:31 PM »
The V&A exhibition is moving to the new Dundee V&A later this year, can't wait!

Rob I am sure there will be lots of discussions on the exhibition.  Professor Bruce Peter, GSA was involved in this exhibition. 

The exhibition will be in London until 17 June.
https://www.vam.ac.uk/articles/about-the-ocean-liners-speed-style-exhibition

In September the exhibition can be seen in Dundee at the new V&A .  Waverley suggested a forum get together
https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php/topic,8125.msg91791.html#msg91791

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« Reply #5 on: Feb 04, 2018, 12:53 AM »
I read about this on Cunard's Twitter page. Really looking forward to it!

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« Reply #6 on: Feb 12, 2018, 11:10 PM »
Tonight I received my copy of the stunning book that goes along with this exhibition.

I do hope Bruce Peter has a copy, cos it's right up his street! He's presumably helped with it.  Focussed firmly on the design, style and imagery of the ocean liner, it's a feast for the eyes, it's a substantial book and will take a while to get through!
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« Reply #9 on: Feb 13, 2018, 07:48 AM »
I received my copy of the book some time ago Rob - it is great and QE2's place and contribution is secure! I'm going to see the exhibition on 3 March and looking forward to it.

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« Reply #10 on: Feb 13, 2018, 11:10 AM »
Tonight I received my copy of the stunning book that goes along with this exhibition.

I do hope Bruce Peter has a copy, cos it's right up his street! He's presumably helped with it.  Focussed firmly on the design, style and imagery of the ocean liner, it's a feast for the eyes, it's a substantial book and will take a while to get through!

Bruce helped with the exhibition, so he may have had input to the book.  I will certainly want to add the book to my collection. 

Luck Michael going to the exhibition in March, I will need to wait until September when it is in Dundee.
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« Reply #11 on: Feb 22, 2018, 11:45 AM »
Bruce Peter has drawn attention to the Conference, which will happen on 2 March :

https://www.vam.ac.uk/event/km0dPZm8/ocean-liners-conference

Looks like an excellent event not to be missed if you can be in the area on the day!

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Re: V&A Exhibition: Ocean Liners Speed and Style
« Reply #12 on: Feb 22, 2018, 02:24 PM »
Bruce Peter has drawn attention to the Conference, which will happen on 2 March :

https://www.vam.ac.uk/event/km0dPZm8/ocean-liners-conference

Looks like an excellent event not to be missed if you can be in the area on the day!

I'd love to have gone to that, it looks fantastic, thanks for posting, but even a brief trip to London just costs a fortune... maybe they'll do another in Dundee during its time there...
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« Reply #13 on: Feb 22, 2018, 09:12 PM »
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  I'd love to have gone to that, it looks fantastic, thanks for posting, but even a brief trip to London just costs a fortune.. 
I agree, ld love to have gone to see it, Having a rare long weekend off from work next week, But London hotel rates are a world of their own. For the price of a room in my usual place (which is fully booked) l could have a suite in Vegas for the same price.
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« Reply #14 on: Feb 23, 2018, 01:09 AM »
London is an expensive proposition for me too, even though I'm on the South Coast. Also coming up to Scotland is almost a non starter from a financial point of view (options considered). A touring exhibition around the country would be ideal!
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« Reply #15 on: Feb 23, 2018, 10:07 AM »
We visited the exhibition last week and it's excellent, containing furniture and items from many great ships, including QE2, Normandie, United States and Queen Mary.  There is also a fantastic model of Queen Ellizabeth and a huge screen showing the QE2 sailing across it...if I can work out how I could post some pictures, well worth a visit and yes the book is great too...

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« Reply #16 on: Feb 24, 2018, 07:04 PM »
I decided to blow caution to the wind and booked up to attend the conference on Friday 02 March and the exhibition on Wednesday 14 March. Must be keen as I'll have to take the 04.15am coach to London to get to London in time for the start of the conference at a reasonable cost!
Looking forward to it!

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« Reply #17 on: Mar 02, 2018, 10:38 AM »
Tonight I received my copy of the stunning book that goes along with this exhibition.......

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Re: V&A Exhibition: Ocean Liners Speed and Style
« Reply #18 on: Mar 04, 2018, 02:50 PM »
Bruce Peter has drawn attention to the Conference, which will happen on 2 March :

https://www.vam.ac.uk/event/km0dPZm8/ocean-liners-conference

Looks like an excellent event not to be missed if you can be in the area on the day!

Unfortunately ....well perhaps fortunately, ...the conference was POSTPONED due to the very bad weather conditions last Friday. A new date is yet to be announced. The V&A will honour all previously booked tickets for last Friday 02 March 2018 or offer to refund the cost of the ticket

Hopefully I shall be able to reschedule once the new date is announced

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« Reply #19 on: Apr 03, 2018, 05:40 PM »
I have visited the exhibition in London today and I would certainly recommend it.  I will also be posting some pictures later on - possibly at the weekend.  I see the huge screen with QE2 sailing across it is mentioned up the thread, but what does not seem to have been mentioned is that it is arranged as if you were watching her sail past from the deck of another ship - an excellent and imaginative touch.
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