McQueen show at V&A to open all night
3 July 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
Savage Beauty is the most visited paid-for exhibition at the V&A in the last decade
London’s Victoria and Albert Museum will open around-the-clock to accommodate demand for its Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition.
The V&A has released 12,000 new tickets one month before the show closes on 2 August.
The museum will open through the night for the final two weekends of the run.
Martin Roth, Director of the V&A said: “We knew that Savage Beauty would be very popular, but the response has been even greater than we imagined.”
He added: “It is not going on tour to other venues so our aim is to provide as many people as possible with the opportunity to see it by opening through the night for the last two weekends.
“This will be the first time we have opened the V&A around the clock and we certainly think it is an event worth getting out of bed for.”
The show closes on 2 August
More than 345,000 people have visited the Alexander McQueen show, making it the most visited paid-for exhibition at the V&A in the last decade.
The museum revealed it had received 10,000 new members during the exhibition – with members gaining …read more
Source:: BBC Entertainment