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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All of this Belongs to You, V&A at Field Day Sunday 7th June

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Guest Post: Karin Andersson from muf architecture/art on the V&A Exhibition All of this Belongs to You and a visit to Field Day Apollo and Zephyr at Field Day In the medieval and renaissance gallery at the Victoria and Albert Museum stands two naked muscular men next to each other on pedestals. They glance towards […]

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Behind the Scenes of my Shakespeare Course

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This is a guest post by Dr Enza De Francisci who is currently preparing a Shakespeare and Italy course at the V&A supported by the University College London-King’s College London Collaborative Learning Fellowship in the Arts, Society and the Humanities Sometime last year, I came across an email advertising a Collaborative Fellowship in Learning in […]

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Digital Textile Design

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By guest blogger Jacqueline Colley Create! Digital Textile Design took place at the V&A on 2nd May 2015. Designed and led by textile designer Jacqueline Colley, a group of eight students from the young people’s programme worked as print designers for the day creating repeat patterns for fashion and visualising their designs in garment sketches. […]

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Design The World – It’s a wrap

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  After eight months, five workshops, over 100 participants, mountains of materials and a limitless source of enthusiasm, we have finished our Design the World project. The world is a big place and with a collection as big as the V&A’s, it was a challenge to select only five areas to focus on. In the […]

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Call for applications: V&A Samsung Korean Digital Art Residency

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  We are delighted to announce that we have just issued an open call for applications for artists with Korean nationality (based in the UK and internationally) working with digital media (including moving image, webtoons, games, interactive art, software and Internet art).   The V&A Samsung Korean Digital Art Residency will be based in the […]

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Sigune Hamann: Creativeworks Entrepeneur in Residence

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  This is a guest post from Sigune Hamann who is currently researching at the V&A supported by the Creativeworks London Entrepeneur in Residence scheme.     The artist Sigune Hamann, Reader in Art and Media Practice (UAL), is looking at the ways that panoramic images can be displayed and experienced. At the V&A she is taking […]

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A report from Digital Futures and Rebooting the Digital Commons

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It has been nearly three years since our first Digital Futures meetup at the V&A; the programme was initiated in 2012 as an open platform for displaying and discussing work by researchers, artists, designers, companies and other professionals working with art, technology, design, science and beyond.  The Digital Futures sessions have been bringing together people from different backgrounds and disciplines with a view to generating future […]

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Callout for Participation: Sound Out, All of this Belongs to You

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  The V&A belongs to all of us. But what does this really mean? What are the opportunities, obligations and limits to participation in this civic institution? V&A Sound Out, is an experimental, collaborative durational performance, for a group of voices in the V&A Museum working with artist Sharon Gal on Saturday 20 June 2015. […]

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Concept to Catwalk Final at the Olympic Park

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  Last week, students from across London displayed designs inspired by London and V&A at a glamorous event at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. With close to a thousand students entering the competition, seven finalist teams worked with mentors from Central Saint Martins’ MA Material Futures to create stunning pieces that brought together London influences, […]

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Digital Kids – Make your own McQueen inspired fashion

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“The collections in the V&A never fail to intrigue and inspire me…the nation is privileged to have such a resource…it’s the sort of place I’d like to be shut in overnight.” Alexander McQueen Over the last week we have been having a lot of fun with families visiting the museum on their Easter holidays. There […]

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