Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

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10.00 to 17.45 daily
10.00 to 22.00 Fridays

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“A feather room is exactly the kind of leftfield proposal that would get a young architect noticed!” First up: Langley Grammar School This week, we welcomed back the year 9 students from Langley Grammar School for the second part of the schools workshop. As you will surely remember from our Week 2 blog post, we gave the kids a brief to design...
“There should be an app that churns out interesting chat to have with celebrities.” Tracey’s World: If You Sow Them, They Will Come According to an old Spanish proverb, under a tattered cloak you will generally find a good drinker, wise words for the launch of the V&A’s quilts exhibition on Wednesday evening, where we found ourselves elbow-deep in...
“Our idea for the summer exhibition is so bloody uncooked it could be steak tartare!” Summer Lovin’ Citizens of New York and Paris are notorious for fleeing their host cities in the summer months whilst we Londoners prefer to stick it out, sweating through July heat waves or dampened by the August downpours and complaining about whichever weather system we...
“The dome-shaped acoustic amplifier sounded as dubious as the super loud Spinal Tap amps that go all the way up to eleven.” The Man from Del Monte Looming deadlines have kept us chained to our desks for most of the week and we don’t expect to shake off the shackles until late next week. Nevertheless, we did manage to attend a lecture at the Bishopsgate...
“The only rule was that they handed back the booze before we passed around the scalpels…” You call that a knife? Who said cutting-edge architecture is not dangerous? On Tuesday evening, the knives were out at the gala event we hosted as part of the ‘V&A Connects’ programme - in a good way, and later in the week we ran our...