The latest treasure hunt organised by Treasure hunts in London took place at the V&A Museum.
Discovering the V&A Museum
This museum was founded in 1852 and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. It is the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects.
This year the V&A was awarded the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2016 prize. Stephen Deuchar, Art Fund director and chair of the judges, is quoted on the V&A website as saying:
‘The V&A experience is an unforgettable one. Its recent exhibitions from Alexander McQueen to The Fabric of India, and the opening of its new Europe 1600-1815 galleries, were all exceptional accomplishments – at once entertaining and challenging, rooted in contemporary scholarship, and designed to reach and affect the lives of a large and diverse national audience. It was already one of the best-loved museums in the country: this year it has indisputably become one of the best museums in the world.’
Exploring the V&A Museum – The Scottish Hunt
Teams set off to explore the museum and find objects with a Scottish connection. After the hunt everyone met for a well earned glass of wine.
The prizes for winning included some British Shortbread. While shortbread-like biscuits have been made all over Britain for centuries, it is usually associated with Scotland. The first printed recipe appears to be by Mrs McLintock in 1736.
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