About things magazine

things magazine was originally founded in 1994 by a group of writers and historians based at the Victoria & Albert Museum/Royal College of Art. things embodies the belief that objects can open up new ways of understanding the world, building on MA research and taking a curatorial eye out into the world. The course still exists and continues to actively publish the research it generates: visit the RCA/V&A website for more information. They have their own design history website, Un-Making Things.

We’re now independent from both the V&A and RCA. What began as a biannual home for new writing – essays, reviews, short stories and poems – about objects and their meanings has gradually evolved into this website. This site began as a way of promoting the magazine but quickly evolved into a regular weblog, starting in September 2001. The site also contains photography galleries, special projects, searchable archives, many years of weblog posts and the occasional on-line only article.

To order back issues of the magazine or read our archives (1 through to 19-20) or visit our archive page. To buy via PayPal click on ‘add to basket’. Please email for postal info if required.

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