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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St Mungo’s & Woodworks Project: A Design Process

The V&A approached St Mungo’s, a charity which works with homeless people to prevent and alleviate homelessness. They work to assist personalised recovery for homeless and excluded people and in the process, improve their quality of life and seek to prevent homelessness and the exclusion that embeds it. Dopo Enzo is a film about a […]

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The V&A in Coventry

Over the past 18 months we have been working closely with The Coventry Transport Museum and the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum as part of the Department for Education/Arts Council Museums and Schools Programme.  The programme aims to get more school children using their local museums and we have a target of 10,000 school pupil […]

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New Secondary School Workshop – Digital Design:Code

This year the Schools team launched a new digital coding workshop as part of our programme for Secondary Schools. Coding is becoming an increasingly prevalent design tool; it is both a new ‘material’ that artists can use and an inspiration for their subject matter. Programmers who work with code to create computer programmes are a […]

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Hacking Fruit with Raspberry Pi

Raspberry pie is one of my favourite desserts and Raspberry Pi is my new favourite tech device. Let me tell you a story about the amazing things people are doing with this kit, including those who took part in our Raspberry Pi workshop here at the V&A these past three weeks. © Victoria and Albert […]

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Stylish & Spacious Apartment for Sale at the V&A

Recent visitors to the V&A will have noticed that the museum is for sale.  A 25 metre hoarding strectching across the Cromwell Road wing of the building offers a ‘New residential development at prime cultural heritage location.’  And those interested in viewing the property can call the ‘Crown Property Investment Group’ via their hotline, which […]

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Inspired by…2014

The Inspired By… competition was set up at the V&A by Eithne Nightingale some fifteen years ago. When Eithne started working at the V&A, she was struck by how many beautiful objects in the V&A galleries linked with work made in adult education classes – jewellery, ceramics, fashion, photography, fine art, furniture and sculpture. Linking […]

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Welcoming our new Artists in Residence!

On the 1st October we welcomed our new artists in residence into the V&A fold. Sophia George, BAFTA award winning games designer and one of our youngest ever residents at only 23 years old, is creating a gamers hub in the smaller of our Sackler centre studios. By the end of her six months with […]

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Artists in Residence at LDF 2013

The end of September saw us bid farewell to our two artists in residence, designer Julia Lohmann and ceramicist Keiko Masumoto, and after six months in the Museum, they certainly went out with a bang. Both artists took part in some extremely successful open studios as part of London Design Festival – Julia welcomed over […]

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Digital Design Challenge 2013

Hack LDF

Art, design and science have always gone hand in hand. A look through any of the galleries here at the V&A would show you how artists and designers have been botanists, alchemists and astronomers, seeking to understand hidden processes which create the world as we experience it and then turn it into something new. For […]

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Intoart -The Ceramics Collective

This February, the V&A invited Intoart to develop workshops at the museum, designed to open up the collections to adults with learning disabilities.  These 10 sessions were planned and delivered by Intoart co-founder Sam Jones and artist Mawuena Kattah, who used these workshops to share her research and art making skills.  © Victoria and Albert […]

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