News from the Learning Department

News from the Learning Department brings you stories about Learning Programmes covering all audiences: families, young people, schools and teachers, higher education students, adults, communities, and the creative industries. Our team of writers will take you behind the scenes of our programmes and bring you highlights of our events.

The Learning Department programmes events, activities, courses and projects to inspire creativity in all of our audiences. We also manage gallery interpretation, residency programmes and evaluation.

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Architectural Drawing with RSH+P

Exciting summer of drawing

  Hello, It’s all about drawing and telling stories with pencil and paper this summer at the V&A. We’ve got activities for children and families every day of the week from Monday 4th - Friday 29th August and we’d love it if you came and joined us. During the week from Monday – Friday, we’ll be in the garden (weather […]

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Melancholy Machines

© Victoria & Albert Museum, London Last Friday we welcomed Maike Zimmermann and former sound artist in Residence Jason Singh to the V&A for a public workshop around their ongoing project, Melancholy Machines. The project investigates the relationships between improvised sound and video projection, cut-up aesthetics and the collaboration of their talents in VJing, beatboxing and […]

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Designing the Prix Pictet Workshops

Sourcing man altered landscapes on Google Earth © Victoria & Albert Museum Now in its 10th year the Prix Pictet Prize awards one photographer whose work brings to light social and environmental concerns facing the planet; previous open ended themes for the competition include Power and Earth and have been won by blockbuster names such […]

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War Horse puppet making

Sunday 6, 13 & 20 July War Horse Puppetry 10.30 – 17.00 Location: Lunchroom, Level 3 This weekend we’re running the first of our War Horse inspired Drop in Design sessions. Make your own puppet horse and learn how bring it to life using a puppet design created by the original puppeteer of Joey the […]

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Prix Pictet: Digital Kids

As part of the V&A hosting this year’s Prix Pictet exhibition, we are inviting families to come and create their own work inspired by artists in the show. The Prix Pictet is a photography prize which shows series of works that investigate issues around sustainability. Each year has a specific theme, with this year’s being […]

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Open Call for V&A Elephant & Castle Mini Maker Faire Commission

To celebrate the second year of Elephant & Castle Mini Maker Faire, the Digital Programmes team at the V&A are very pleased to announce an open call for the commission of an interactive installation to be exhibited at the Maker Faire. On Saturday 15th November 2014, the Maker Faire will be back in London will […]

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National Art & Design Saturday Club

The National Art & Design Saturday Club is a national initiative by the Sorrell Foundation, aimed at giving young people aged 14–16 the unique opportunity to study art and design every Saturday morning at their local art and design college or university for free. There are currently 33 Clubs operating nationally with over 1000 members […]

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Inspired By…2014 Winner Announced

The Inspired by… annual exhibition which showcases work by adult learners has announced the winners for 2014 and is now displaying their work at a show at Morley College, London. This year there were 441 entries from across the UK which were inspired by the V&A’s collections, covering a huge range of materials, processes, styles […]

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Digital Kids at the Shakespeare Festival

“All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players.”  (As You Like It, Act II Scene VII) Over the Easter holidays this apt quote became a reality but it was the kids in the museum who became the performers, playwrights, set designers and directors! As part of the Digital Kids activities […]

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DesignLab Schools Project: Games Design with Sophia George and Highgate Wood School

‘‘We had a really fun time on this trip and would love to do it again!’’ – Student, Highgate Wood School. The success story, both creatively and economically, of the UK gaming industry has only been fully recognised relatively recently, given how many years it has been creating some of the world’s most commercially successful […]

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