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Celebrate hope in multi-colour through the beautiful rainbow artworks by children in the coronavirus pandemic.

The rainbow became a powerful symbol of a hope and support throughout lockdowns in the UK, with children all around the country painting rainbows and placing them in their windows to show their support for NHS, a concept that originated in the Lombardy region of Italy.

It became a way to express creativity, show support and feel connected in challenging times of solitude and isolation. The movement created a heart-warming collective moment in society.

The V&A and the V&A Museum of Childhood are displaying 100 of these joyful works in an exhibition that is currently available online. The artworks featured reflect the creativity of young minds, featuring quotes from the creators.

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