Jennifer Schussler

Title: Learning Assistant (Internship)
Department: Learning

I'm a Learning Assistant, working in the Learning Department for a six month internship. During my time here I will be working with many different programmes within Learning as well as writing blog posts for our current Artists in Residence.

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Printing workshop with Speed Resident Noemi Niederhauser

© Victoria and Albert Museum

On Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th of October families were invited to take part in a print making workshop run by Speed Resident, Noemi Niederhauser. Everyone was encourage to get creative with inspiration drawn from a textile piece that Noemi has found in the collection. With carved potato stamps and self-drawn paper stencils children and […]

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Residency Retrospective: Marcia Kure

Marcia Kure, Freud and the Conformist, 2014
Wool, polyester, cotton ,thread, synthetic wig and soft toy
158 x 79 x 122 cm
Shown at the Perdy Hicks Gallery, London, after V&A Residency

Earlier this year, Marcia Kure was our Visual Artist in Residence. She was with us for 3 months and used this time to prepare for an exhibition at the Purdy Hicks Gallery. Usually based in America, we had a chance to catch up with Marcia a few weeks ago at 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair. […]

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Speed Resident Vincent Larkin looks at the Harry Hammond Photographic Collection

Photographic negative, Harry Hammond, 1998 © Victoria and Albert Museum

As part of Vincent Larkin’s Speed Residency there is a performance tomorrow evening, Friday the 7th of November, at 19.30. The event is free to drop in to and features a four-piece band from North London, Showman’s Wagon. Details can be found here.   A few selections from the Harry Hammond photographic collection and some […]

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Meet the New Artists in Residence

‘A Confusing Welcome’, 2010. RCA Graduation Show.
Photo: Ester Segarra

October brings falling leaves and chilly nights but for us it also means new residents! We would like to introduce six (yes, six!) residents who will be drawing inspiration from the Museum collections during the next six months. Matthew Raw October 2014 – March 2015 Supported by Jeremy and Margaret Strachan Matthew Raw is an […]

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Sneak Peek at James Rigler’s LDF Display

© James Rigler

It’s almost time for our Artists in Residence to begin installing their displays for London Design Festival and we have a familiar face reutrning who has offered us this intriguing sneak preview. James Rigler, a previous Ceramics Resident, is installing mysterious looking objects inside of the cast of Trajan’s Column in the Cast Courts. What needs […]

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Sneak Peek at Nao’s LDF Display

© Nao Matsunaga.

With London Design Festival just around the corner our Artists in Residence have been busy creating their displays. While they have been keeping things quite secretive I managed to get a few sneaky photos of what Nao Mastunaga, our Ceramics Resident, has been working on. Can you figure out what he has made? How big […]

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Drawing with a Piledriver

© Liam O’Connor

At Liam‘s most recent gallery demonstration he revealed a huge photogram he had made on a visit to the Exhibtion Road building site. Liam took the photosensitive paper and held it up against a piledriving case that was lying on its side, creating the image you can see below. In Liam’s last blog post you […]

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Mid-Residency Q&A with The T/Shirt Issue


July marks the halfway point for our Artists in Residence who are here at the V&A for six months. I went to see Digital Design Residents Rozi and Hande from The T/Shirt Issue to ask them some questions to see how everything is going. What is your favourite item that you have found in the […]

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Mid-Residency Q&A with Nao Matsunaga

Nao in his studio. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

July marks the halfway point for our Artists in Residence who are here at the V&A for six months. I went to see Ceramics Resident Nao Matsunaga to ask him some questions to see how everything is going. What is your favourite item that you have found in the collections so far? I like it […]

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Multimedia developments in Nao’s Studio

Nao's piece he is working on with possible wooden additions waiting under the table. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

A lot has been happening up in the Ceramics studio since we last checked in with Artist in Residence, Nao Matsunaga. He has continued to work with the red clay which turns black when fired, started to develop new plaster and wood pieces and has been experimenting with shapes and patterns on canvas. Nao has […]

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