The Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum in London has secured the archive of the late legendary English singer-songwriter David Bowie and plans to make it available to the public beginning in 2025. V&A secured the archive through the David Bowie Estate and a GBP £10 million donation from the Blavatnik Family Foundation and Warner Music Group, the museum said in a press release on Thursday (February 23). “Our new collections centre, V&A East Storehouse, is the ideal place to put Bowie’s work in dialogue with the V&A’s collection spanning 5,000 years of art, design, and performance. My deepest thanks go to the David Bowie Estate, Blavatnik Family Foundation and Warner Music Group for helping make this a reality and for providing a new sourcebook for the Bowies of tomorrow.”
LONDON’S V&A MUSEUM ACQUIRES DAVID BOWIE ARCHIVE WITH £10M DONATION FROM BLAVATNIK FAMILY FOUNDATION, WARNER MUSIC
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