Art students visit the Victoria and Albert Museum in London

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HARLOW College Art students visited the Victoria and Albert Museum for an educational trip this month, October.

Victoria and Albert Museum was found in 1852 and started off as a Museum of Manufactures and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. It is the world’s largest museum of decorative and design that is currently housing 2.3 million objects of over 5,000 years of human creativity.

Two Art students, who are also friends, Talen Stalley and Jordan Baker, 17, talked about their experience at the museum. They both state that they were looking forward to the trip as they were struggling to find designers and their pieces of work.

‘I thought there was a lot of variety in what they’ve got in the gallery. There are loads of different departments to look at and learn new things. It’s got everything in it’ said Jordan.

Some of the departments are architecture, furniture, fashion, textiles, photography, sculpture, painting, jewellery, glass, ceramics, book arts, Asian art and design, theatre and performance.

‘My favourite part of it was the little scale modules because they were really detailed and interesting. However, I did not enjoy the opera part. It seemed boring to me’ said Talen.

They both believe that this trip to the museum was really interesting and helpful towards their course. ‘We’ve learnt a lot of new things, especially about the opera and new artists that we’ve never heard of. It was a really good experience’ they said.

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Marina Gaiti

Marina is a 19 years old college student who is working towards becoming a journalist. She was born in Greece and can speak four languages: Greek, English, Italian and Albanian.

Marina’s first experience in journalism was in her Secondary School when she was one of the five reporters of the school’s newspaper. A few years later, she was the holder and editor of her classroom’s blog at Southgate College, London. She is currently a reporter at Harlow Harrier and studying NCTJ Journalism at Harlow College.

She is passionate about fashion, crime and food journalism. She wants to specialise in crime writing but realises that she has to experience all types of news reporting before that.

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