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Get Connected in the NAL

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The V&A’s National Art Library has its own WIFI hotspot exclusively for members of the library. From your own device, you can now access the museum’s range of electronic resources including the VOGUE ARCHIVE, JSTOR, Oxford ART Online, ARTSTOR and the Art Sales Index.

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Data Visualisation: the space where design and technology collide

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Data is the new oil, or so they say. We are constantly generating more and more data from a dizzying array of digital interactions that we partake in every day. We are told this data contains the insight to generate revenue, identify corporate trends, predict our next moves and even save lives. But data is […]

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V&A Samsung Digital Classroom: Virtual Reality and an Interview with Rachel Derbyshire, ChroniclesVR

Samsung Virtual Reality Workshop at the Victoria & Albert Museum.   April 30, 2016 - London, U.K.  Photo Credit: Vianney Le Caer/Rex/Shutterstock

Last weekend as part of the V&A Samsung Digital Classroom, we invited in Rachel Derbyshire of ChroniclesVR to run a workshop in creating virtual reality experiences. The students who came along created 360 degree photos of the museum, took 3D scans of objects in the gallery and then made an app to run on the […]

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The new V&A website

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We relaunch vam.ac.uk today and we know – and hope – that there’ll be lots of questions about the new website. In the meantime, we wanted to give you an overview of what we’ve done and why. Why have we overhauled the website? It was time to rethink the V&A’s digital presence. Our website was […]

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What is Video Art workshop

Bend Gate, video still - 2014 - Jamie Jenkinson

Bend Gate (video still), iPhone 6, 2014 On the 20th November I’ll be running a workshop on the use of video as art, asking the question What is Video Art? The workshop will cover practical explorations into the history of artist moving-image from the methodologies of 1920’s abstract film, underground avant-garde cinema of the 1960’s, […]

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Digital Design Weekend 2015

Prototyping marathon, Digital Futures UKMX, Centro de Cultura Digital

The Digital Programmes’ big annual event as part of LDF is back and after months of planning and a few frantic weeks of preparations, we are looking forward to some exciting events this coming Saturday and Sunday. This year’s theme and projects are focussing on citizen design, engagement and participation and it all started in Mexico! […]

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Samsung Digital Classroom: 3D Printed Jewellery

This week we have been hosting Black Country Atelier as part of the Samsung Digital Classroom to create 3D printed jewellery inspired by the V&A’s collections. Black Country Atelier are a studio of artists, designers, scientists and engineers who as well as taking on commissions, run innovative design workshops in schools and museums. We have […]

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Mobile access continues to grow, but has tablet access stalled?

Year on year (roughly!) growth of mobile and tablet traffic 2012 - 2015. Mobile is steadily growing. Tablet may have peaked

This graphic is a good reminder us that we should all keep reviewing our data, not just collect it. Back in 2013, we published this post about quick wins for optimising visitor pages: Making visitor information easier for mobile phone users At the time, The increase in mobile and tablet access was steadily increasing. Someone asked me recently if the […]

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Ducklings in the digital age – and Indian textiles…

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You may or may not be aware that the V&A currently has a family of ducks living in the central courtyard.  Mummy duck, Victoria, and her brood of little ducklings are currently attracting more attention than any single object in the V&A (you can watch them dabbling around here) – perhaps rivalling even the exquisitely crafted and […]

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How to gather data to show how visitors really use your site-specific features

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In this post we show how you can capture useful data that shows how your visitors are using features that are unique to your site. This is something that you can’t get from out-of-the-box Google reports. Google Analytics is great for all sorts of useful general stats. However, your services will always have unique features. We show how it is […]

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