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


Author: Andrew Lewis (Digital Content Delivery Manager)
On 12 March 2013, it was our turn to host the latest Online Manager's Forum, an informal gathering of people working in London museums and other cultural organisations, which meets every 2-3 months or so, to pool knowledge and ideas on cultural digital services.Asking visitorsThe topic for this session was finding out what museum visitors really want from mobile devices and mobile digital...
Author: Paula Nuttall (Director of Late Medieval to Early Renaissance Year Course)
In contrast to last week’s pathos-laden image of the Virgin with the Dead Christ, this Virgin and Child by the German sculptor Veit Stoss is notable for its joyous mood, a reminder of the emotional range encompassed by figurative art in this period. It is small – some 20 cm high – and exquisitely carved, the fine-grained boxwood lending itself to virtuosic, detailed treatment....
Author: Erika Lederman (Cataloguer Word and Image Department)
SABEL A. COWPER – First Female Official Photographer of the First Museum Photographic Service?With March being International Women’s Month, and Friday, 8 March, International Women’s Day, we here at the Factory thought it would be nice to highlight the work of an overlooked female artist. With this mandate in mind, we were happy to discover the work of the photographer Isabel...
Author: Adrian Deakes (Performance Education Manager)
The V&A’s major exhibition of one of Britain’s most iconic musicians, ‘David Bowie is’ opens on 23 March and runs until 11 August 2013. As the learning representative for the exhibition, one idea for a schools’ project was to work with students from his Secondary school on ideas inspired by the show. Was the school still actually there? Would they be interested...
Author: William Newton (Collections Management Assistant - The Clothworkers' Centre for the Study and Conservation of Textiles and Fashion)
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There are many kinds of spaces within the Museum. There are the galleries, in which the public roam and (presumably) find themselves inspired. There’s the garden, where children can soak themselves and their guardians’ lunches with lovely cool water. There’s the Grand Entrance where people meet and gawp at the Chihuly. The areas which don’t get much public exposure, though...
Author: Lizzy Bullock (Content Editor - Digital Media)
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1 March marks St David’s day. So it’s time to wear your daffodils with pride and celebrate all things Welsh.Theatre costume, unknown maker, 1960s. Museum no. S.955 to B-1984 © Victoria and Albert Museum, LondonThe V&A holds a large collection of items that hail from Cymru, including ceramics and 19th century photography. But if you delve a little deeper into Search the...