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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Intoart’s Place and Repeat programme returns to the V&A – part 2

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Intoart returned to the V&A in October 2016 for the second year of their Place and Repeat programme. Intoart’s Place and Repeat programme aims to create opportunities for the artistic and professional development of people with learning disabilities working within V&A museum and their engagement with collections and archives. This year’s programme builds on Intoart artists’ […]

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Intoart’s Place and Repeat programme returns to the V&A

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Intoart returned to the V&A in October 2016 for the second year of their Place and Repeat programme. Intoart’s Place and Repeat programme aims to create opportunities for the artistic and professional development of people with learning disabilities working within V&A museum and their engagement with collections and archives. This year’s programme builds on Intoart artists’ […]

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“Play the GIF” with Andi Concha: V&A Samsung Digital Classroom

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The latest V&A Samsung Digital Classroom saw Andi Concha come along to the museum to lead a workshop in creating GIF animations. GIFs are ubiquitous online as a way of bringing moving images into webpages and are almost as old as the net itself. Recently there has been a resurgence in their popularity as they […]

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Lansbury Micro Museum- Planning the Dream

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Over the past couple of months we have been welcoming local residents – as well as those from further afield- into the Lansbury Micro Museum at Poplar’s Chrisp Street Market to explore the history and architectural significance of the Lansbury Estate. This month we are inviting visitors to share and capture their own stories about […]

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Digital Design Weekend Jakarta

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Following a exchange and residency earlier this year, and inspired by the annual Digital Design Weekend at the V&A, a special Jakarta remix event is taking place on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 November, bringing together UK and Indonesian creativity to share digital design ideas across five spaces in Kota Tua, Jakarta’s beautiful Old City. Digital Design […]

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Digital Futures: e-stitches

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Digital Futures is coming back in November, this time with a showcase and talks by members of the e-stitches group, a meetup for textiles and technology taking place regularly at the V&A. e-stitches is now close to 100 members from a wide variety of fields and experience, each bringing their own unique view on e-textiles. […]

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MozEx Tate and V&A collaboration at Mozilla Festival

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MozEx is a digital art exhibition curated by the digital learning teams at both the Tate and the V&A, taking place at MozFest, Mozilla’s annual celebration of the diverse, creative internet community and the greater open Internet movement. The MozEx exhibit explores links between art, society, and the digital world. Created by both individual practitioners and cross-disciplinary collaborations, […]

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Maker Assembly is heading to Manchester!

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Maker Assembly – produced in association with V&A Digital Programmes and Lighthouse – is a critical gathering about maker cultures, which launched a year ago at the V&A. Sessions have taken place in Belfast, Sheffield and coming up next is Maker Assembly Manchester, which will take place Saturday, 12th November at MadLab, in conjunction with […]

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May half-term 2016 Family Art Fun

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Over 9 days from 28 May – 5 June, 12,000 participants took part in activities as part of the May half-term Family programme, inspired by the Engineering Season at the V&A, and most notably, Elytra, Filament Pavilion by Achim Menges; an amazing temporary structure inspired by beetles and fabricated by robots. At first, the theme of Engineering did […]

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V&A Museum – Engineering Season and Hip Hop robots! Review by Issy

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This is a guest blog, by Issy, who has written an excellent review of her visit to the V&A Museum during May half-term 2016. Issy took part in Pop-up Performance – the Dance of the Robot and visited Elytra Filament Pavilion, part of the V&A Engineering Season. “The V&A is one of my favourite museums as it […]

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