The exhibition about David Bowie broke the attendance record in the history of the Victoria and albert Museum
A retrospective exhibition dedicated to the life and work of David Bowie, has become the most popular for all history of existence of the Victoria and albert Museum in London. The exhibition, which was presented in eight cities around the world, attracted the attention of 1.5 million viewers, reports the BBC. This is not the limit – the organizers hope to increase the number of cities where the exhibition will be shown, up to ten. The exhibition will be closed only in 2017.
Currently, the unique exhibits are in the Museum of modern art in Bologna. Next stop will be made in January in Tokyo, and the end of the tour is expected in may in Barcelona.
By far the most successful project of the Victoria and albert Museum had an exhibition called Art Deco, which was watched by 1.17 million visitors, the exhibition dedicated to the iconic designer Vivienne Westwood (844 thousand spectators) and the exhibition “Surrealism and design (881 thousand spectators).
“We are very pleased that the exhibition has been seen so many people in the world. It was an amazing journey – from the first visits to the archive prior to shipping of exhibits in Tokyo,” says the curator of the exhibition about David Bowie Jeff Marsh.
We will remind, an exhibition about Bowie at the Victoria and albert Museum opened in March 2013. In London it looked 312 thousand people. And in July 2016 in the British capital was represented by exhibition, based on the private art collection of the British musician. The show, which preceded the auction, organized auction house Sotheby”s. Austin to be held on November 10-11. The proceeds from the sale of the collection will go to the family Bowie.