Smithsonian and V&A to collaborate on exhibition space

BBC News
13 June 2016

The Smithsonian has announced plans to work together with the Victoria and Albert Museum on a major international collaboration in London.

A jointly organised permanent gallery space will become part of V&A East, in a cultural complex created in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

It will be the first time in 170 years the Smithsonian has opened a long-term exhibition venue outside of the US.

The Smithsonian's collection includes 137 million artefacts.

"We will be able to inspire and educate more people than ever before," said Smithsonian secretary David Skorton.

"With the V&A in London, we can build bridges to other countries and continents and share our work with the world."

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