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Gallery text at the V&A – a ten point guide

This resource can support museums in achieving the Accreditation Standard 3.3.1, ‘The museum must exhibit the collections using a variety of interpretative methods.’

These guidelines are a quick survey of the main principles of writing good gallery text. They focus on creating gallery text that is interesting, engaging and accessible for a wide audience, recognising people’s needs and interests, and use the devices of good writing to communicate ideas.

They have been written specifically for V&A staff but has a wider application.

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Date created: 2013

Author: V&A Museum

Publisher: V&A Museum