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Over the past 18 months, Rackline have been involved in a prestigious project for The V&A museum, whereby the V&A’s extensive textiles and fashion collection has been bought under one roof.

“The V&A Clothworkers Centre holds one of the most important collections of textiles and fashion in the world, ranging from archaeological textiles to contemporary haute couture. The Clothworkers’ Centre is a dedicated facility to study, conserve and store the textiles and fashion collection.”

Following the work that has been done to create the Centre it now boasts a RIBA award (Royal Institute of British Architects) for the design by Haworth Tomkins Architects.

Rackline worked alongside Haworth Tomkins Architects to provide a bespoke solution suitable for The V&A’s collection needs, housing over 104,000 objects ranging from small archaeological textile fragments from Egypt to enormous tapestries created for medieval European palaces.

We received the following email from Beatie Blakemore, Haworth Tomkins Architects and thought we would share with our readers.
“Just wanted to let you know that the Clothworkers Centre has been given an RIBA Award. Thanks for all your hard work in making sure the most complicated bit of the project actually worked – the V&A seems very happy indeed with the storage!”

If you would like to read more about the project, please click here to view the case study or alternatively you can view ‘Our Picture Gallery’please click here.