V&A acquires WeChat as its first social media platform

By Ruby Boddington

The Victoria and Albert Museum, London (V&A) today announced it has added a version of WeChat (Weixin) to its collection. WeChat is the most widely used social media application in China and its acquisition makes the V&A the world’s first museum to collect a social media platform. The application has been added to the V&A’s Design, Architecture and Digital collections which aim to represent “the most influential and relevant design objects of our time.” Visitors to the Museum can now find WeChat on a mobile phone in Gallery 76, accompanied by digital stickers and sketches.

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