Discover objects from the Victoria and Albert museum’s collection every time you open a new tab

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What is Cole?

Cole is a Chrome extension by This extension has 85 weekly active users, a perfect 5.0 rating, and was removed from Chrome Web Store 4 months ago. The latest version, 0.9.2, was updated 3 years ago.

This extension was removed from Chrome Web Store on 2022-12-08
Stats date:
Users: 85
Rating: 5.00 (5)
Version: 0.9.2 (Last updated: 2020-07-22)
Creation date: 2020-01-08
Manifest version: 2
Overrides new tab: Yes
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Size: 741.38K
Email: Click to see
URLs: Website
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: High risk likelihood
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With over 4.5 million objects in its permanent collection, the V&A is the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design. But with such a huge archive to explore, how do you discover the unknown? 

Cole connects to the V&A Museum’s database, and displays an object at random from the collection each time you open a new tab.

In the latest version, you can customise your search terms, view a recent history of the items that have come back, and lots more.

Made with support and kind permission from the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Risk impact

Cole requires very minimum permissions and is relatively safe to use.

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Risk likelihood

Cole may not be trust-worthy. Avoid installing if possible unless you really trust this publisher.

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User reviews
This is such a great idea. Love the exploration of items. A+
by John Griffin John Griffin, 2018-11-06

Slick design and lovely idea, nice work
by Sami T Sami T, 2018-05-17
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