Alex Flowers

Title: Team Leader, Digital Programmes
Department: Learning and Interpretation

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Concept to Catwalk Final at the Olympic Park

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  Last week, students from across London displayed designs inspired by London and V&A at a glamorous event at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. With close to a thousand students entering the competition, seven finalist teams worked with mentors from Central Saint Martins’ MA Material Futures to create stunning pieces that brought together London influences, […]

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Digital Kids – Make your own McQueen inspired fashion

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“The collections in the V&A never fail to intrigue and inspire me…the nation is privileged to have such a resource…it’s the sort of place I’d like to be shut in overnight.” Alexander McQueen Over the last week we have been having a lot of fun with families visiting the museum on their Easter holidays. There […]

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Samsung Digital Classroom with Oliver Lang

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Photography has never been so popular and the opportunities for people to share their work has never been greater. Powerful new mobile devices encapsulate the old photographers’ axiom of, “The best camera to use is the one you have with you”. A quick look through Instagram will show you how photographers are using the freedom […]

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Intoart Drawing Tours

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  Intoart is an artist-led visual arts organisation based in London working with adults and young people with learning disabilities. The V&A have worked closely with Intoart to produce a series of six tours that use artist’s drawings as a means of exploring the V&A collections.   Over six visits to the Museum, artists Andre Williams, Christian […]

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Free Workshop – Digital Print for Fashion and Interior Design

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Calling all young designers! If you are thinking of starting a career or heading into further study in creative arts, a new V&A programme will help you build a portfolio, meet professionals and gain new skills to start your journey. Join us this weekend, get creative and share your ideas with us.     The […]

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‘You’ve got Juliet Capulet’s balcony?!’

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Yes, we have! … well… not quite! What we do have, in the magnificent street-setting of the Medieval and Renaissance galleries, are rare surviving examples of balcony panels from the Palazzo Pola in Trevis, Italy. Probably carved in the workshop of Pietro Lombardo around 1490, squint and you can almost imagine Juliet leaning demurely over […]

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A portrait of the V&A from the modern-day Museum Photographers

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By guest blogger Kate Elliott During the Creative Photography Course at the V&A, designed and led by Kate Elliott a group of six students have spent six weeks working as Museum Photographers, to create a modern-day ‘portrait’ of the V&A. Through class discussions, practical tasks and exhibition visits, the group have explored a combination of architectural, portrait, […]

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More from the modern-day Museum Photographers

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By guest blogger Kate Elliott During the current Creative Photography Course at the V&A, designed and led by Kate Elliott, a group of students are working as Museum Photographers, to create a modern-day ‘portrait’ of the V&A. Through class discussions, practical tasks and exhibition visits, the group are exploring a combination of architectural, portrait, documentary […]

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The modern-day Museum Photographers

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By guest blogger Kate Elliott During the current Creative Photography Course at the V&A, designed and led by artist Kate Elliott, a group of six students are working as Museum Photographers, to create a modern-day ‘portrait’ of the V&A. The Museum Photographers © Kate Elliott With references to the work of Charles Thurston Thompson and […]

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Belle: A special Into Film screening for schools

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On November, the V&A and Into Film Festival are offering a unique opportunity for students to understand film in new ways. The powerful film, “Belle“, will be screened in the beautiful setting of the Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre and followed by optional visits to our galleries. After the screening, students can go on […]

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