Interviewing Modern and Contemporary Performance Curator, Anna Landreth-Strong



Keep reading

Code Liberation

Code Liberation Workshop

Ever wanted to make an interactive toy or game but not known how? At this event, which is a four part on-going workshop series ending in an exhibition of student projects at the V&A Late on 25 November, we’ll teach you everything you need to get off the ground. Developed for creative people, we will […]

Keep reading

Ready, set, BAKE! At the Museum of Childhood.


The Great British Summer is finally underway, which means it’s time to enter the tent once again and enjoying a season of master bakes and show-stopping cakes. That’s right, it’s time once again to welcome the Great British Bake Off back on to our screens. We thought we’d whet your appetite for the baking escapades […]

Keep reading

Salome with the head of John the Baptist by Carlo Dolci

Oil painting depicting 'Salome (or Herodias) with the Head of John the Baptist' by Carlo Dolci. Italy, ca. 1665-1670.

Clare Richardson, Paintings Conservator Paramita Sarkar, Intern, Paintings Conservation   The V&A painting of this subject is one of several known versions by Carlo Dolci and his followers, and is dated to the artist’s mature career, c.1670 (Figure 1). Dolci’s biographer, Baldinucci, described three autograph versions of the painting: of these, the only one that can […]

Keep reading

Tiepolo’s Apollo and Daphne

G.B. Tiepolo, Apollo and Daphne © V&A Museum

Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s Apollo and Daphne was universally admired during the 17th century. In Filippo Baldinucci‘s Life of Bernini (1598-1680), the marble group of Apollo and Daphne is cast as the youthful sculptor’s first great public triumph. Baldinucci describes the statue’s reception as follows: “Immediately when it was seen to have been finished, there arose […]

Keep reading

Telling stories and drawing life – Indian Warli Community projects at the V&A Museum of Childhood

warli 4

“Our history is not written, it is drawn: we tell you stories, we tell you about our life.” Jivya Soma Mashe. The current exhibition on display in the Museum’s Front Room Gallery greets you with sunny yellow walls and delicate lace-like paintings, but it’s the stories behind the art that have inspired friendship and learning […]

Keep reading

English Medieval Embroidery in the Norse World

Detail from the Butler-Bowden cope: St. Margaret standing on a writhing dragon, piercing it with a long-stemmed cross @  Victoria and Albert Museum, London

This post was written by Ingrid Lunnan Nødseth, a PhD student at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim who recently completed a Visiting Research Fellowship in the V&A Research Department. With the upcoming exhibition Opus Anglicanum: Masterpieces of English Medieval Embroidery (opens Saturday 1 October 2016), the V&A has sparked renewed interest in the […]

Keep reading

When all is equal

Matt 1

Ceramics Resident: Matt Smith October 2015 – end of March 2016 In the ceramics galleries there are a series of ceramics plinths which caught my eye.  Bases often form part of ceramic figure groups, usually as a core part of the object.  To see stand-alone ceramic plinths is less common. Public sculptures often use plinths […]

Keep reading

Rainbow Families at the V&A


Ceramics Resident: Matt Smith October 2015 – March 2016   The second outreach project during my residency at the museum involved working with Rainbow Families, a Brighton-based social group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) parents and their children. The Learning Team at the museum are skilled at providing material to help the […]

Keep reading

The National Art Library is closed for stocktaking

Every year the National Art Library closes its doors for ten days to carry out a stocktaking exercise. The focus of the stocktake is always on ensuring the on-going security and preservation of the collection, and making sure it is stored in the most efficient way. We also take the opportunity to carry out any repairs or […]

Keep reading
View archive