The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains
The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains

The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, SW7 2RL
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  • The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains
    13th May - 1st October 2017
    The Victoria and Albert Museum

    Iconic and the V&A present The Pink Floyd Exhibition – Their Mortal Remains, the first international retrospective of one of the world's most pioneering and influential bands who are recognised as one of the top selling artists of all time.

    The exhibition is an unprecedented, innovative and multi-sensory journey through Pink Floyd's extraordinary worlds, chronicling the music, design and staging of the band, from their debut in the 60s through to the present day.  It has been produced with active involvement and collaboration from the three surviving band members and includes artefacts including instruments, music technology, original designs, architectural drawings, hand-written lyrics and iconic graphics and artwork.

    Immersing visitors in Pink Floyd's iconic visuals and sound, the exhibition will begin with the psychedelic sounds of their early years, moving through their internationally renowned concept albums of the 1970's and beyond. 

    The Pink Floyd Exhibition will illustrate the band’s pioneering use of special effects, sonic experimentation and powerful imagery. It will explore the narrative arc of a band that began in London's 'swinging sixties' and whose influence continues today. Visitors will gain a unique insight into a group of world-class musicians who have always defied artistic boundaries.

    The exhibition has been curated by the Creative Director of Pink Floyd, Aubrey 'Po' Powell who, with his late partner Storm Thorgerson as founders of design company Hipgnosis Ltd., designed much of Pink Floyd's revolutionary album art. Powell curates alongside Paula Stainton for Pink Floyd and, for the V&A, a team lead by Senior Curator Victoria Broackes.

    The curators have worked in close consultation with Roger Waters, David Gilmour and Nick Mason on the content of the exhibition, which will feature over 350 artefacts spanning the band's five decades alongside material from the V&A’s collections of art, design, architecture and performance. The Pink Floyd Exhibition – Their Mortal Remains is designed by Stufish entertainment architects, founded by the late pioneering stage designer, Mark Fisher.

    At the V&A from 13th May to 1st October 2017, book your Pink Floyd tickets today! 

     

    The Victoria and Albert Museum's collections span two thousand years of art in virtually every medium, from many parts of the world, and visitors to the museum encounter a treasure house of amazing and beautiful objects. The story of the V&A's foundation helps to explain its astonishing richness and diversity.

    The Museum was established in 1852, following the enormous success of the Great Exhibition the previous year. Its founding principle was to make works of art available to all, to educate working people and to inspire British designers and manufacturers. Profits from the Exhibition were used to establish the Museum of Manufactures, as it was initially known, and exhibits were purchased to form the basis of its collections.

    The Museum moved to its present site in 1857 and was renamed the South Kensington Museum. Its collections expanded rapidly as it set out to acquire the best examples of metalwork, furniture, textiles and all other forms of decorative art from all periods. It also acquired fine art - paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture - in order to tell a more complete history of art and design.

    Generous funding and a less competitive art market than today's meant that the young Museum was able to make many very important acquisitions. The Museum itself also grew, with new buildings being added as and when needed. Many of these buildings, with their iron frames and glass roofs, were intended to be semi-permanent exhibition halls, but they have all survived and are one of the finest groups of Victorian buildings in Britain.

    In 1899, Queen Victoria laid the foundation stone of a new building designed to give the Museum a grand façade and main entrance. To mark the occasion, it was renamed the Victoria and Albert Museum, in memory of the enthusiastic support Prince Albert had given to its foundation.

    Map & Directions: Victoria and Albert Museum

    WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Yes.

    MOBILITY AIDS: Wheelchairs and walking frames are available at the information desk in the Grand Entrance. Stools are also available in a range of galleries.

    DISABLED TOILETS: Yes.

    INDUCTION LOOPS: Yes. Neck loops and radio receivers for use on talks and tours are also available from the information desk in the Grand Entrance

    ASSISTANCE DOGS: Yes.

    NEAREST TUBE/RAIL STATION: South Kensington, Gloucester Road and Knighsbridge.

    BUSES: 14, 74, 360, 414 and C1.

    NEAREST CAR PARKS: Union Car Park on Harrington Road and Chelsea Cloisters Car Park on Sloane Avenue.

     

  • Victoria and Albert Museum

    Cromwell Road,
    London,
    SW7 2RL

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