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The ‘Opus Criminale’ mosaic on the floor of the V&A between the two cast courts. Made by women prisoners in Woking Prison in 1869, it was commissioned by the first director of the museum, Sir Henry Cole. Assembling mosaics was considered an ‘exercise of virtue’. Attention to detail, patience and an eye for colour and shape apparently improved a person’s disposition and welfare. The manufacture of these mosaics by women prisoners also reduced costs for the museum, as part of 'All This Belongs to You' at Victoria and Albert Museum, Kensington Gardens
Picture by Daniel Hambury/Stella Pictures Ltd +44 7813 022858
23/03/2015
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The ‘Opus Criminale’ mosaic on the floor of the V&A between the two cast courts. Made by women prisoners in Woking Prison in 1869, it was commissioned by the first director of the museum, Sir Henry Cole. Assembling mosaics was considered an ‘exercise of virtue’. Attention to detail, patience and an eye for colour and shape apparently improved a person’s disposition and welfare. The manufacture of these mosaics by women prisoners also reduced costs for the museum, as part of 'All This Belongs to You' at Victoria and Albert Museum, Kensington Gardens<br />
Picture by Daniel Hambury/Stella Pictures Ltd +44 7813 022858<br />
23/03/2015