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V&A collaboration sets up Glasto archive

V&A to create an archive reflecting more than 40 years of diverse and creative performance

GLASTO is going high brow as the country’s most famous festival and the world’s top museum for art and design are to collaborate on creating an archive reflecting more than 40 years of diverse and creative performance.

This eclectic archive in conjunction with London’s V&A, which has an extremely active and successful licensing arm, will include a range of material, from programmes and posters for every festival since 1970, designs for the festival identity, interviews, unseen film and photographs, correspondence, T-shirts, tickets and other memorabilia.

Personal accounts and documents trace the origins of the event and festival maps reveal how it has grown and developed within the landscape.
At the end of each festival, Glastonbury will work on the archive with the V&A (which recently hosted the acclaimed David Bowie exhibition).

The intention is to document the evolution of the site, performances and the audiences that continue to make the Festival a rich celebration of creativity and contemporary culture.
Selected highlights from the archive will be on display in the V&A’s Theatre and Performance Galleries from March 2015 to January 2016.

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