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Installation of the ‘Oculus’ – a window into the new Exhibition Road Gallery

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    Over the past six months, the team has enjoyed watching the construction of the oculus develop and take shape on site. Now that work has completed on the concrete structure, the Exhibition Road building project is ready for bespoke steel and glass elements to be installed, and installation of the Oculus has begun. This eye-catching structure […]

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A Busy Spring on Exhibition Road

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Over two years ago in rainy January, the main contract for Exhibition Road was signed, officially starting the project build after years of planning and design. The milestone was marked with a traditional V&A tea and Victoria sponge cake in the Museum’s boardroom, and the teams looked forward to building this project with such a bold, unique […]

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Guest post: Plaster cast of Michelangelo’s David in the plaster cast workshop of the Royal Museums of Art and History, Brussels

PICTURE 1 : David in the Brussels plaster cast workshop ©KMKG-MRAH, Brussels

Nele Strobbe is Head of the Plaster Cast Workshop at the Royal Museums of Art and History, Brussels The plaster cast of Michelangelo’s David at the Victoria and Albert Museum has, in addition to his ‘cousin’ in the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow, another one in Brussels. Currently most of this David […]

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A new home for Neptune and Triton in the Europe 1600-1815 Gallery

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The Neptune and Triton (Mus. No. A.18-1950) by Gianlorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) is one of the V&A’s most well-known Italian marble groups. The sculpture, which stands nearly two meters high and weighs over 8oo kg was recently moved to the newly refurbished Europe 1600-1815 gallery, where it now stands in prime position, with Neptune casting his terrifying gaze upon […]

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Media in Transition

Just spent a really exciting few days at the Tate, courtesy of the V&A, learning a great deal about both the exhibition and conservation of video, at the Media in Transition conference. Having worked in video for over a decade I felt I knew a lot about the medium, but being able to see a series of different […]

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What is Video Art workshop

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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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Busy Few Weeks

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The past few weeks have been really busy since LDF, featuring a collaboration between Amy Hughes, Phil Goss and myself, which will also feature in the next Friday Late ‘The Potteries’. This was followed by Digital Design Weekend which featured the below video of a walk around the V&A: The Floor, iPhone 6, 2015 After this […]

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Studio Visit from Elephant Magazine

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It’s been a busy few weeks! and in the middle of it all Elephant Magazine came along to do a studio visit at my space in the V&A which is now online here: http://www.elephantmag.com/studio-visit-jamie-jenkinson/  

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The Trusses are in!

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The Exhibition Road Project has reached an exciting moment as concrete works are finishing  on site and the massive steel trusses which form the roof over the new exhibitions gallery (and support the weight of the courtyard) are being installed. Carolina Bartram, Associate Director of Structures at Arup and a key member on the  project team tells us more […]

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End of the Big Dig!

New basement spaces supporting the Exhibition Gallery above

We are pleased to announce that bulk excavation on the Exhibition Road Building site is now finished, after nearly 4 months of non-stop digging! While there are some areas still requiring minor excavation work, over 22,000 cubic metres of soil has been removed from site. The spaces for the new exhibitions gallery, feature staircase and back […]

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