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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Digital Futures: e-stitches


Digital Futures is coming back in November, this time with a showcase and talks by members of the e-stitches group, a meetup for textiles and technology taking place regularly at the V&A. e-stitches is now close to 100 members from a wide variety of fields and experience, each bringing their own unique view on e-textiles. […]

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MozEx Tate and V&A collaboration at Mozilla Festival

MozEx book _high res pages

MozEx is a digital art exhibition curated by the digital learning teams at both the Tate and the V&A, taking place at MozFest, Mozilla’s annual celebration of the diverse, creative internet community and the greater open Internet movement. The MozEx exhibit explores links between art, society, and the digital world. Created by both individual practitioners and cross-disciplinary collaborations, […]

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Maker Assembly is heading to Manchester!


Maker Assembly – produced in association with V&A Digital Programmes and Lighthouse – is a critical gathering about maker cultures, which launched a year ago at the V&A. Sessions have taken place in Belfast, Sheffield and coming up next is Maker Assembly Manchester, which will take place Saturday, 12th November at MadLab, in conjunction with […]

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May half-term 2016 Family Art Fun

The Imagination Station

Over 9 days from 28 May – 5 June, 12,000 participants took part in activities as part of the May half-term Family programme, inspired by the Engineering Season at the V&A, and most notably, Elytra, Filament Pavilion by Achim Menges; an amazing temporary structure inspired by beetles and fabricated by robots. At first, the theme of Engineering did […]

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V&A Museum – Engineering Season and Hip Hop robots! Review by Issy

Issy Elytra 2

This is a guest blog, by Issy, who has written an excellent review of her visit to the V&A Museum during May half-term 2016. Issy took part in Pop-up Performance – the Dance of the Robot and visited Elytra Filament Pavilion, part of the V&A Engineering Season. “The V&A is one of my favourite museums as it […]

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The Lansbury Micro Museum

'Live Architecture' exhibition site, 1951
Courtesy The National Archives

This week sees the launch of a new ‘micro museum’, which has opened to the public in a disused retail space in Poplar’s Chrisp Street Market, on the Lansbury Estate in East London. Created by the V&A, the space will host a series of exhibitions over coming months that explore the importance of the Estate […]

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Code Liberation Workshops

Code Liberation Workshop

Ever wanted to make an interactive toy or game but not known how? In this workshop series starting October and ending in an exhibition of student projects at the V&A Late, we will teach you everything you need to get off the ground in the world of basic game design.   What You’ll Learn Developed for […]

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Digital Design Weekend 2016

Digital Design Weekend 2015

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

A cast in costume filming in front of a green screen

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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