The Victoria and Albert Museum in London has announced that it will house a new David Bowie Center for the Study of Performing Arts, which will feature more than 80,000 items from the legendary musician’s career. The center is set to open in 2025 and will provide a comprehensive look at Bowie’s contributions to music and performing arts.
The new center will feature a wide range of items from Bowie’s life, including handwritten lyrics, photographs, costumes, and even his own instruments. The V&A Museum has been collecting items related to Bowie since the 1970s and has built a vast collection of his work, which will be the foundation of the new center.
The David Bowie Center for the Study of Performing Arts will provide a unique opportunity for fans and researchers alike to explore Bowie’s legacy and impact on popular culture. It will also offer a new platform for artists, musicians, and performers to be inspired by Bowie’s innovative approach to music and art.
Tristram Hunt, Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum, said in a statement, “David Bowie is a true icon, more relevant to popular culture now than ever. His radical innovations across music, theatre, fashion, and style still resound today in design and visual culture and he continues to inspire artists and designers throughout the world. The Bowie archive is a treasure trove of material that provides unique insight into the creative process of one of the most important figures of the 20th century and we are delighted to be able to share it with the public.”
The David Bowie Center for the Study of Performing Arts is expected to be a major draw for visitors to the V&A Museum, which is already one of the most popular cultural destinations in London. It will be a fitting tribute to one of the most innovative and influential musicians of all time, and a must-visit for fans of Bowie’s music and legacy.