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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Code Liberation

Code Liberation Workshop

Ever wanted to make an interactive toy or game but not known how? At this event, which is a four part on-going workshop series ending in an exhibition of student projects at the V&A Late on 25 November, we’ll teach you everything you need to get off the ground. Developed for creative people, we will […]

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Digital Design Weekend 2016

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September is fast approaching and so is London Design Festival and the Digital Design Weekend! Now in its sixth year, the Digital Design Weekend will bring together again over a hundred artists, designers, engineers, technologists and of course the public to celebrate and share contemporary digital art and design, take part in interactive installations and labs, […]

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Movement Alphabet: Mapping the intricacies of the moving body

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On Saturday 16th July Jan Lee and Tim Murray-Browne were invited to take part in our monthly Digital Design Drop-In programme. We were delighted that they were able to share with the public their new work combining interactive technology with personal one-on-one participatory work. What is Movement Alphabet? by Jan Lee and Tim Murray-Browne                                    Movement Alphabet […]

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The Making of The Masquerade

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This film takes you behind-the-scenes of The Masquerade interactive film, and the extraordinary group of people that helped create it. Interviews with the participants, the theatre company and V&A staff involved, provide insights into this unique collaboration. We documented the project from the first meeting of the cast to the launch party. The Masquerade is […]

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V&A and Tate Digital Learning teams come together for MozEx

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The Digital Programmes team at the V&A has joined Tate Digital Learning to curate MozEx, an art exhibition with a 21st-century twist at Mozilla Festival (MozFest). MozFest is an annual celebration of the diverse, creative internet community and the greater open Internet movement. People from across the globe gather together and discuss, debate, create and […]

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Being a family volunteer tour guide

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During February half-term, eight families led tours of the Europe galleries for other families. During May half-term from Friday 3 June – Sunday 5 June, the volunteer tour guide families will lead more tours as part of the programme of events at 11.30 and 13.30. A father who took part in the programme reflects on […]

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Data Visualisation: the space where design and technology collide

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Data is the new oil, or so they say. We are constantly generating more and more data from a dizzying array of digital interactions that we partake in every day. We are told this data contains the insight to generate revenue, identify corporate trends, predict our next moves and even save lives. But data is […]

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Peter Brook: From Archive to Action, Oral History Project

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As part of the Peter Brook: Archives to Action project, we’ve been speaking to practitioners and performers who have worked with or been inspired by Peter Brook, as well as audience members who experienced many of his key productions. From Helen Mirren to Adrian Lester, Peter Brook has worked with a wide range of actors […]

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Inspired by…

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Monday night saw the opening of Inspired by…, an exhibition showcasing new artwork made by adult learners from across the UK, inspired by the V&A’s collection. The quality of the work submitted was impressive and I was honoured to be invited to select the winner for ‘Digital Media’, a category introduced to the competition for […]

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Graphic Gathering – V&A Competition Winner Revealed

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Graphic Gathering is the V&A’s annual graphic design challenge for secondary school students. The competition is designed to give students a taste of professional practice and help prepare them for higher or further education and work in the creative industries through answering a real life brief. The Design Council recently reported that ‘exponential growth of […]

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