George Babier, 'Scheherazade', depicting Ida Rubinstein as Zobiede and Vaslav Nijinsky as the Golden Slave, 1913. Museum no. S.15-2001.

George Babier, 'Scheherazade', depicting Ida Rubinstein as Zobiede and Vaslav Nijinsky as the Golden Slave, 1913. Museum no. S.15-2001.

This fell off my radar, but a timely story in today’s Guardian serves as a welcome reminder that the new Theatre & Performance galleries at the Victoria & Albert Museum open to the public tomorrow.  The Independent also ran a preview of the new space last week.  Click here for more pictures.

These galleries, of course, display the collections of the former Theatre Museum, which closed amid much controversy in late 2007.  It sounds as if there is a decided emphasis on popular music memorabilia in this opening display (or maybe that is what these reporters chose to emphasize).  We will endeavor to bring you a firsthand report as soon as possible.

Image credit: Victoria & Albert Museum

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