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Returning to the V&A: Selling Dreams

Selling Dreams, curated by V&A Curator Susanna Brown, has completed its international tour closing at Auckland Museum, New Zealand. The exhibition is now on its way to the V&A where it will be on display from 28 March to 4 May 2014. What is Selling Dreams? The V&A is home to the UK’s National Collection […]

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Get ready for #MuseumWeek

If you love museums and have ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at the V&A, then you need to mark 24 – 30 March 2014 in your diary. We are joining up with hundreds of museums and galleries across the UK and Europe to take part in Twitter’s very first #MuseumWeek. We’ve got […]

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The Château de Juvisy is on its way to London

Fundraising for the The Château de Juvisy by Pierre-Denis Martin (1663 – 1742) is still on going, but we’re one step closer to securing its place in our collection. For the past few months the painting has been on display at the Palace of Versailles as part of the André Le Nôtre in Perspectives 1613 […]

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‘Visionaries’ Podcast Series Launches

As part of a broader research project about ‘the history of the future’, the V&A organised a series of workshops funded by the AHRC to explore the materiality, trends and designs of the future. The workshops gathered together radically progressive individuals who are reimagining innovation in their field in an attempt to discover the emerging […]

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The V&A Now – 2013/2014

Last year the V&A attracted record visitor attendance for the fourth time in row – over 3.3 million people came through our doors at South Kensington to look, to learn and to be inspired. We had some amazing exhibitions last year. 2013 saw the tail end of Hollywood Costume which featured some of the most […]

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Friday Late ‘Sound It Out’: Boiler Room Reflections

The first Friday Late of 2014, ‘Sound It Out’, saw an incredible 5812 visitors to the Museum to experience a night dedicated to the exploration of music’s relationship to technology – from analogue to digital, from live streaming to digital manipulation. A large part of the evening’s success, no doubt, was the involvement of Boiler […]

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Behind the Scenes at Friday Late ‘Sound It Out’

January’s Friday Late ‘Sound It Out’ was an incredibly successful evening with 5812 visitors in total and many more who were sadly unable to get into the Museum as we reached maximum capacity by 8.30pm – a first in the history of Friday Late.  The event looked at music’s relationship to technology. The projects we showcased represented […]

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Ice Ice Baby

Have you been gripped by all of the recent Winter Olympics action? We thought we’d honour the incredible achievements of the athletes over in Sochi by picking out some objects in our collections that feature winter sports. It’s time to get our skates on, and we’re going to start off by looking at all things […]

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On Tour: Selling Dreams

Selling Dreams, curated by V&A Curator Susanna Brown, is in its last weeks at Auckland Museum, New Zealand, the final venue on its international tour. The exhibition will be on display at the V&A, 28 March – 4 May 2014. What is Selling Dreams? The fashion photographer Irving Penn once described his work at Vogue […]

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On Tour: David Bowie is

David Bowie is, co-curated by Geoffrey Marsh and Victoria Broackes from the V&A’s Department of Theatre and Performance, has opened at the Museum of Image and Sound, Sao Paulo and will be on display until 14 April 2014. David Bowie is… an exhibition David Bowie’s career in music has spanned nearly 50 years and brought […]

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