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Sir Paul Ruddock with Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award, 2014. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

V&A Chairman Sir Paul Ruddock awarded prestigious Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award

We are delighted that V&A Chairman Sir Paul Ruddock has been awarded the prestigious de la Culture Arts Patronage Award and been recognised at international level for his commitment to the arts. Paul has worked tirelessly for the V&A since the 1990s and has been on the Board of Trustees since 2002, and Chairman since 2007. […]

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£9.4m funding boost for V&A at Dundee from Heritage Lottery Fund

V&A at Dundee has been awarded £9.4m by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Designed by the celebrated Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, V&A at Dundee will be the first ever design museum to be built in the UK outside of London. It is also the flagship for Dundee’s ambitious plans for its waterfront redevelopment. The HLF […]

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V&A experts discover a new oil sketch by John Constable

V&A experts have discovered a previously unrecorded oil sketch by John Constable. The newly discovered work was concealed beneath a lining canvas on the reverse of Branch Hill Pond: Hampstead. It will now go on public display in the Paintings Galleries. The recent discovery was made by V&A conservators Clare Richardson and Nicola Costaras while […]

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Prix Pictet Shortlist Announced

From 22 May – 14 June 2014, the V&A will be hosting an exhibition of works from the 2014 Prix Pictet – the global award in photography and sustainability. The shortlist of 11 artists selected for the Fifth Cycle of the Prix Pictet, on the theme of Consumption, was announced last night in Paris. Adam […]

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V&A acquires the original Joey puppet from the National Theatre’s West End stage production of War Horse

We are delighted to announce that Handspring Puppet Company have donated Joey, the original West End puppet from War Horse, the National Theatre’s award-winning stage adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s novel. Joey in the V&A John Madejski Garden, Nicholas Hart (Head), Stuart Angell (Heart), Thomas Goodridge (Hind). © Victoria and Albert Museum, London War Horse tells […]

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Latest acquisition funded by Samsung for the Korean Collection at the V&A: Aggregation10-SE032RED

We are delighted to announce that the V&A has a new addition to its growing Korean Collection. Aggregation10-SE032RED is part of a series of new acquisitions purchased in the last year with the generous support of Samsung. This large contemporary ‘relief-painting’ is made by the artist Chun Kwang-Young, renowned for his creative and innovative use […]

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Travelling to the Wonderland: A new installation by Xu Bing at the V&A

From 2 November, celebrated Chinese artist Xu Bing will transform the V&A’s John Madejski Garden with a new installation inspired by the classic Chinese fable Tao Hua Yuan (The Peach Blossom Spring). The V&A invited Xu Bing to create a major new work to coincide with the Museum’s forthcoming exhibition, Masterpieces of Chinese Painting 700 […]

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The V&A Digital Map

We are very excited to launch our brand new digital interactive map, designed to help you to discover the many treasures in the beautiful V&A galleries. Simple to use, the V&A digital map allows you to explore the V&A’s galleries and objects wherever you are. It works on all screen sizes, from your tablet or […]

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News from the V&A Bees

I am one of the V&A Visitor Services Ambassadors and I have also volunteered to help look after the V&A bees. The V&A installed four beehives in a sheltered corner of the roof of the museum in spring this year. The V&A bees originate from populations in Northern Italy and Wales. The hives were installed […]

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Happy Anniversary, London 2012: The Olympic Cauldron Model

Today is the one year anniversary of the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Summer Olympics, and to mark the occasion Thomas Heatherwick’s cauldron model has been installed on display in the Prints and Drawings Study Room. The model arrives in the Study Room and is taken out of its packing crate. © Abraham Thomas The […]

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