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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Hospital Passion Play

Seventy performers, including a choir of twenty stroke survivors and a Shout at Cancer choir consisting of eleven people who had their voice boxes removed as a result of throat surgery were joined by Garsington adult community chorus to perform live on the stage at the Victoria & Albert Museum.  Their live performances were delivered […]

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Digital Futures: e-stitches

This coming Saturday, Digital Futures will be bringing back members of the e-stitches group, a meetup for textiles and technology taking place regularly at the V&A, in a special session including a showcase, talks and smart festive gift wrap workshops – right on time for Christmas! e-stitches has over 140 members from a wide variety of […]

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Family Art Fun October half-term 2017

Family Art Fun October half-term Saturday 21 – Sunday 29 October 2017 To celebrate Opera: Passion, Power and Politics, during October half- term, families at the V&A were presented with activities devised and inspired by our resident theatre company Metta Theatre (Artistic Directors Poppy Burton-Morgan and William Reynolds). Three times a day, a newly commissioned […]

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Four Corners: Open Studio Special organised by Silvia Weidenbach on Friday 10 November, 6 to 8 pm

Screenshot of scanned Gilbert boxes, 2017. Our Gilbert Collection Resident Artist Silvia Weidenbach is organising an Open Studio Special on Friday 10 November with four artists: David Clarke, Simone Ten Hompel, Max Warren and Adi Toch. Join us and take part in a creative dialogue around the beauty, use and meaning of boxes past and […]

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‘I Know What You Did (this) Last Summer…’

          (Chickenshed. Photo (c) Hydar Dewechi) Is Jim the dog worth 10 out of 10 for ‘woofability’? Can you see the Caribbean in the V&A? Why does the V&A have a handmade toaster? and How could you use the grooves in the tiles of the new Sackler Courtyard as a map? […]

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New open call for Danish ceramic artists

Former Ceramic Resident Lubna Chowdhary in the V&A Ceramics Residency Studio. Image courtesy of Penny Wincer, 2017. We are delighted to announce a new open call for applications targeted at Danish ceramic artists as part of a new collaboration with the Danish Arts Foundation. The residency will be based in a purpose-built studio in the Ceramics galleries at the […]

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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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