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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Co-designing for Wellbeing

A collaborative project with the V&A, Bidean and MIND (Kensington & Chelsea) Generously funded by the The Lord Leonard and Lady Estelle Wolfson Foundation Following on from last year’s ingenious designs created by members of the Depression Alliance, on the subject of design and environment, this year we shifted the focus of our co-designed efforts to […]

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Upcoming Digital Textile Designers!

By guest blogger Jacqueline Colley Last Saturday I was super excited to be running a 1 day Create! course with 13-15 year olds at the V&A. We started off by thinking about concepts that they would like to bring to their work and then got down to drawing! The students came up with some great ideas […]

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Artist Open Studio by V&A and Tate Digital Learning at MozFest

Ensuring the health of the internet requires a diversity of approaches and voices. Art and design play key roles in engaging new audiences around these social issues and in shaping critical thinking around an open and healthy web. Now in its eight year, MozFest – the world’s leading festival by Mozilla for the open Internet movement – is […]

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Retracing Ribeiro Community Arts Project

A collaborative project with the V&A’s Adult Communities Team The National Lottery Funded ‘Retracing Ribeiro’ project celebrates the legacy of the Indian painter – my father – Lancelot Ribeiro (1933-2010). As part of this, the V&A held an outreach programme where the project’s Creative Director, Emily Phillips, with ceramics artist Mürüde Mehmet, sought to utilise […]

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Guest blog post: Duet

By Catherine Baxendale, Invisible Flock What does it mean to create an artwork from crowdsourced data, contributed through a participant led process, artists creating the parameters, questions and platforms, but the content of the artwork is built by those taking part. Duet anonymously connects an individual in India with an individual in the UK, creating […]

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Digital Design Weekend 2017

Very soon, the annual Digital Design Weekend returns to take over the V&A, with interactive installations, showcases, performances, talks, workshops, labs and family-friendly activities taking place around the building. Artists, designers, engineers, technologists , makers and the public will come together on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September to share contemporary digital art and design, […]

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Reveal Festival for families

This weekend take part in the Reveal Festival at the Victoria and Albert Museum. There will be lots of events for all the family including a Digital Kids Minecraft activity. On Saturday and Sunday in the Sackler Centre for arts education join artist Matt Shaw to build monumental structures responding to the new architectural spaces in […]

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The Great Get Together V&A gallery trail inspired by the life and work of Jo Cox

“While we celebrate our diversity, what surprises me time and time again… is that we are far more united and have far more in common with each other than things that divide us.” Jo Cox One year ago today my friend and colleague, Jo Cox, a dedicated internationalist, passionate social justice campaigner, brilliant MP and […]

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Hello Exhibition Road – V&A gets set to open new Exhibition Road Quarter designed by Amanda Levete

This month sees the completion of the biggest construction project at the V&A since 1909. Julius Bryant hails the opening of the V&A Exhibition Road Quarter – a new gateway for more than three million visitors and a new hub for cultural collaboration in the twenty-first century Photos Simone Bossi A new public space is […]

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Entangled: Art, Science and Quantum Computing (Part 2)

‘Entangled: Art, Science and Quantum Computing’ is a two part post by our guest blogger, Dr. Libby Heaney. The Digital Programmes Learning Team and the Digital Art section of the Word & Image department have been delighted to work with her and the System Research Group. Quantum Computer Artworks Georgia Ward Dyer copies the gestures […]

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