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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Concept to Catwalk

  Fashion and technology have always had a mutually beneficial relationship, from the Spinning Jenny of the Georgian era and the textile mills of the Victorian era to the 3D printing and dye colouring techniques of today. Supported by the Mayor of London, Concept to Catwalk is a challenge open to London students at Key […]

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Money No Object: An artist’s research exploring the future of currency and value

What will money look like in future? Will we continue to use designed, material objects such as coins, banknotes, credit cards and even mobile phones, in order to trade? If not, what might replace these physical tokens at the point of exchange, or become an alternative to these tangible representations of value? What about the […]

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V&A/Elephant & Castle Maker Faire Open Call: the shortlist and a winner!

  The Elephant & Castle Mini Maker Faire is coming back to London this autumn, and the Digital Programmes team at the V&A recently launched an open call for the commission of an interactive installation to be exhibited at the Maker Faire. After receiving a great number of amazing proposals – I wish we could […]

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Treasure Community Project

What do you Treasure?

What do you treasure? How do you care for things that are important to you? We’ve got so many precious and valuable objects in the Museum. There are sparkly jewels, incredible marble sculptures, exquisite miniatures and amazing paintings round almost every corner. The building is like one giant treasure box waiting to be discovered. This summer […]

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Rock, pop and sign language

Do you want to learn how to dance like 80’s icon Adam Ant or try on an 18th century wig and learn how to bow/ curtsey like the king’s courtiers? This summer and autumn we have a number of British Sign Language Interpreted (BSL) interactive performances for families as part of our regular Saturday’s Pop […]

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Architectural Drawing with RSH+P

Exciting summer of drawing

  Hello, It’s all about drawing and telling stories with pencil and paper this summer at the V&A. We’ve got activities for children and families every day of the week from Monday 4th – Friday 29th August and we’d love it if you came and joined us. During the week from Monday – Friday, we’ll be in the garden (weather […]

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Melancholy Machines

© Victoria & Albert Museum, London Last Friday we welcomed Maike Zimmermann and former sound artist in Residence Jason Singh to the V&A for a public workshop around their ongoing project, Melancholy Machines. The project investigates the relationships between improvised sound and video projection, cut-up aesthetics and the collaboration of their talents in VJing, beatboxing and […]

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Designing the Prix Pictet Workshops

Sourcing man altered landscapes on Google Earth © Victoria & Albert Museum Now in its 10th year the Prix Pictet Prize awards one photographer whose work brings to light social and environmental concerns facing the planet; previous open ended themes for the competition include Power and Earth and have been won by blockbuster names such […]

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War Horse puppet making

Sunday 6, 13 & 20 July War Horse Puppetry 10.30 – 17.00 Location: Lunchroom, Level 3 This weekend we’re running the first of our War Horse inspired Drop in Design sessions. Make your own puppet horse and learn how bring it to life using a puppet design created by the original puppeteer of Joey the […]

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Prix Pictet: Digital Kids

As part of the V&A hosting this year’s Prix Pictet exhibition, we are inviting families to come and create their own work inspired by artists in the show. The Prix Pictet is a photography prize which shows series of works that investigate issues around sustainability. Each year has a specific theme, with this year’s being […]

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