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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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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Entangled: Art, Science and Quantum Computing (Part 1)

‘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 Art Collaboration Some of you may have […]

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Code Liberation

Code Liberation arcade at V&A Friday Late, November 2016 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Ever wanted to make an interactive toy or game but not known how? In this workshop series starting July and ending in an exhibition of projects at the Digital Design Weekend as part of London Design Festival, we will teach you everything you need to get off the ground in the world of game design. Video […]

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Teacup Travels episode on Cbeebies uses Museum object as inspiration – last chance to see!

A Japanese woodblock was chosen as the inspiration for a new Teacup Travels episode on Cbeebies. Teacup Travels is historical fiction for young children incorporating genuine historical artefacts into dramatic adventure stories. It is on display at the V&A South Kensington site in Japan, Room 45, Case 13 for one more week only, until Sunday […]

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Outreach Project in St Vincent’s House Care Home

Meant ‘for everyone’ the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert collection features a dazzling array of enamel miniatures, elaborate micro-mosaic furniture, bejewelled snuffboxes, gold and silver decorated cups and much more, all collected by Sir Arthur (1913 – 2001) and his first wife Rosalinde (1913 – 95) to decorate their Californian retirement home.  After Rosalinde’s death with […]

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Lansbury Micro Museum- This Wall Talks…

  At the beginning of this month we had the pleasure of hosting artists Laurie Nouchka and Tullis Rennie at Chrisp Street Market in Poplar, East London as they worked with local residents to produce a new audio-visual artwork for the V&A’s Lansbury Micro Museum. The artists’ ongoing collaborative project Walls On Walls aims to celebrate […]

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Inspiring the next generation of designers with the V&A’s DesignLab Nation

The principles of design should form a portion of any permanent system of national education. So recommended the 1836 Select Committee on Arts and their Connection with Manufactures. Sir Henry Cole was even more blunt: “Straight lines are a national want”, he wrote. And, “unless you begin with the child and teach him the ABC […]

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