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The V&A has acquired a rare set of peridot gems mounted in gold by the royal jeweller, Rundell, Bridge & Rundell in 1816, thanks to the generosity of private donors.(left) Handwritten note from Princess Elizabeth to Miss Cotes, 30 April, 1816, (right) Peridot gems given to Mis
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Peter Kennard, one of Britain’s longest-standing and most influential activist artists, has released a series of posters in response to the G8 Summit hosted this week (17-18 June) in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. The posters (which are re-workings of photomontages from his book @Earth) are statements of dissent and distrust towards the activities of the leaders who represent the world...
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This summer a monumental three-figure sculpture by Georg Baselitz, one of Germany’s most celebrated living artists, will be installed in the John Madejski Garden. It has been created in response to Antonio Canova’s neoclassical sculpture The Three Graces (1814-1817) recently redisplayed at the V&A. Baselitz’s Untitled (2013), standing over 3.5 meters high, is a contemporary...
Sophia George
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Regular readers of the V&A Network may remember that back in January the Museum put out a call for a resident games designer.The residency is a partnership between the V&A, V&A at Dundee, the University of Abertay Dundee and the Association for UK Interactive Entertainment (Ukie), the games industry body.We are pleased to reveal that the post has been filled by award-winning games...
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Dear DaveWhen I asked you if you wanted me to say anything here tonightYou said 'Only three words, one of them testicular..'So i'll pass that onHere I am at surely the most eclectic of all the London branches of Bowie AnonymousAll the nicest possible freaks are hereWe're in the Victoria and Albert Museum preparing to rifle through your drawersIt's truly an amazing thingThis...
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The V&A is inviting applications from early to mid-career UK-based digital games designers who wish to develop their practice in response to the V&A’s Britain 1500 - 1900 galleries.The Residency will be based in the V&A for six months, and will include a substantial public engagement programme. It will be followed by a production period that will be based in Dundee, funded by...
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Advanced notice of temporary website disruptionOn Friday 2 November and Sunday 4 November 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.On Sunday this work is scheduled to start at 17.30 and be completed by approximately 9.00 on Monday 5 November.The main website will...
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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...
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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...
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The route to museumaker and Killhope can be tracked back to early research in the fabulous stores at the V&A. Heavy Metal, Leaden, LEAD Too, And even before that, to the Bankfield Museum in Halifax when I trialed the very first woven lead sample. A short film by Jess James Hutchinson: Make it Work describes a part of that explorative process.

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