Victoria and Albert Museum

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Author: V&A Network
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Advanced notice of temporary website disruptionOn Saturday 27 October 2012, the Museum will be undertaking essential work to update technical infrastructure in the building. This will affect access to some services that are delivered on the web. This work is scheduled to start at 09.00 and be completed by approximately 23.00.The main website will be partially available:The Home Page, Visit Us and...
Author: David Judd (Creative Projects Manager Learning Department)
On Sunday 30 September over 13,000 people took part in the Big Draw, Big Make events at the V&A in a frenzy of sketching, scribbling, stenciling and stiching! The day focussed on showing how important drawing is for design and got visitors involved by giving everyone a portfolio, pencil and paper to go out into the galleries and get creative.There were chances aplenty to listen to talks from...
A number of ornament prints in the V&A collection are designs for cartouches. A cartouche is an elaborate, often scrolled, framing device that quickly became an integral ornamental feature from the 16th century onwards. It has been suggested that the cartouche developed from the flattened oval shape used to highlight the names of royalty in Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs. Henceforth the...
Author: Alex Flowers (Team Leader Digital Programmes)
This year's Inspired By... competition is up and running, with a great display on show in the Sackler Centre showing artists' and designers work which has been inspired by the V&A's collections. To tie in with the exhibition, this weekend we put on a range of talks, workshops and open studios offering visitors a chance to get creative. The V&A's collection of photography...
Author: Anisa Hawes (Assistant Curator - Word & Image)
During the past year I have been involved in a project to clear copyright permissions for posters in the Schreyer Collection. As well as involving research to identify rights holders; this work has given me the enviable opportunity to open drawers and boxes – allowing me to see many of the designs. Some of my favourite posters are those produced by literary publishing companies during the...
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Advanced notice of temporary website disruptionOn Saturday 20 October 2012, the Museum will be undertaking essential work to update technical infrastructure in the building. This will affect access to some services that are delivered on the web. This work is scheduled to start at 18.00 on Saturday 20 October and be completed by 09.00 Sunday 21 October morning.The main website will be partially...
Author: Alex Flowers (Digital Programmes Manager)
This year marked the centenary of Alan Turing’s birth. Turing was one of the greatest scientists that Britain has ever produced and someone whose influence on the modern world, once concealed through the Official Secrets Act, has come to light. His work in cryptology, mathematics and computer science has led to him being considered the father of computer science, and, through his '...