Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason has spoken in regards to the Pink Floyd’s upcoming exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum.
The retrospective on the band’s career will be held at the London venue between May 13 and October 1 and is the results of a collaboration between the museum and Michael Cohl’s Iconic Entertainment Studios.
Nick Mason says: “Museum exhibitions are actually the brand new factor – everybody’s done the west end musical… well, apart from us.
“The groundbreaker was the David Bowie exhibition – and hopefully being able to take that on a bit further.
“For our exhibition we’re developments, significantly in audio but now also in visual – issues that we might be capable to do and that’s really exciting.”
As for collecting personal items to be included within the exhibition, Nick Mason adds: “It was never any sense of curating my stuff – it was just the things that were hanging round at the right moment to spirit them away.”
In addition, a photograph of the giant inflatable teacher from The Wall being delivered to the museum has been released. View it beneath.
The exhibition has been organised to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the band’s debut album The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn and is described as an “immersive, multi-sensory and theatrical journey” and will discover the music, visuals and staging used by the band all through their career.
Tickets can be found directly through the V&A website.