Victoria & Albert Museum

An exhibition highlighting the early childhood art of Beatrix Potter (1866-1943) and comparing it to her prolific adult oeuvre enters its final furlong at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London this month.

Potter’s parents encouraged her art and arranged formal drawing lessons for her from the age of twelve, although she was sketching regularly from the age of eight. Already at

We recently ran a story on a new imaging technology that allows researchers to see beneath a writer's blacked-out sections on a manuscript.  The technology, invented by Ian Christie-Miller, was put to use by the Victoria and Albert