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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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Sound Out at the V&A, Sat 20 June 2015

V&A Sound Out, was an collaborative performance for a group of voices in the museum working with artist Sharon Gal on Saturday 20 June 2015. This event was part of the programme for All of This Belongs to You, an exhibition at the intersection of design, democracy and public life. The V&A belongs to all […]

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Discovering legacies at the V&A: Steve Daszko

The Constable:  Making of a Master Private View

It’s a Wednesday evening, late September. The night is young and I find myself playing ‘spot the difference’ in the heart of the V&A’s Constable: The Making of a Master exhibition. I am with Steve Daszko, a good friend to the V&A, and we are comparing the V&A’s full-scale study of The Hay Wain with […]

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Brazil Contemporary Event at the V&A – Part 6 Alexandre da Cunha

Panamericana (flag 1) version II, 2011 by Alexandre da Cunha, courtesy of the artist and Thomas Dane Gallery

Part 6 – Discussion of his own work in relation to the themes of a Brazilian Vernacular Alexandre da Cunha, Artist     With the generous support of the Embassy of Brazil in London, the Victoria and Albert Museum  brings together practitioners, writers, academics and curators working in Brazil and the UK in the fields of […]

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Issue 6 of the V&A Online Journal Just Released

Issue 6 V&A Online Journal

Issue 6 of the V&A Online Journal is now available to read here.   In this issue, each article uncovers the hidden histories embedded in objects: from computer-generated art and design, through a rare manuscript written by an 18th-century artisan, to the Museum’s collection of theatrical prompt books. Each author, in taking seriously the seemingly […]

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Brazil Contemporary Event at the V&A – Part 5 Jochen Volz

Panamericana (flag 1) version II, 2011 by Alexandre da Cunha, courtesy of the artist and Thomas Dane Gallery

Part 5 – Introduction of the Principles behind the Imhotim Contemporary Art Museum Jochen Volz, Serpentine Gallery, Head of Programmes; Instituto Inhotim, Curator     With the generous support of the Embassy of Brazil in London, the Victoria and Albert Museum  brings together practitioners, writers, academics and curators working in Brazil and the UK in […]

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Brazil Contemporary Event at the V&A – Part 4 Kiki Mazzucchelli

Panamericana (flag 1) version II, 2011 by Alexandre da Cunha, courtesy of the artist and Thomas Dane Gallery

Part 4 – The Notion of ‘the vernacular’ in Contemporary Brazilian art Kiki Mazzucchelli, Independent curator and writer     With the generous support of the Embassy of Brazil in London, the Victoria and Albert Museum  brings together practitioners, writers, academics and curators working in Brazil and the UK in the fields of art, design […]

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Brazil Contemporary Event at the V&A – Part 3 Carlos Teixeira

Panamericana (flag 1) version II, 2011 by Alexandre da Cunha, courtesy of the artist and Thomas Dane Gallery

Part 3 – Urbanism and Urban Theatre: Carlos Teixeira, Founder of Studio Vazio, author ‘History of the Void in Belo Horizionte’ (1999)     With the generous support of the Embassy of Brazil in London, the Victoria and Albert Museum  brings together practitioners, writers, academics and curators working in Brazil and the UK in the fields […]

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Brazil Contemporary Event at the V&A – Part 2 Livia Rezende

Panamericana (flag 1) version II, 2011 by Alexandre da Cunha, courtesy of the artist and Thomas Dane Gallery

Part 2 – Historical overview of the concept of Modernism in Brazilian design: Livia Rezende,  Tutor in History of Design, Victoria and Albert Museum / Royal College of Art     With the generous support of the Embassy of Brazil in London, the Victoria and Albert Museum  brings together practitioners, writers, academics and curators working in Brazil […]

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Tartan: Its Journey Through the African Diaspora

CraftCentral facade

Our  Collaboration The exhibition ‘Tartan: Its Journey through the African Diaspora’, opened with a BANG last Monday 4th August 2014 at Craft Central Gallery in Farringdon, London. Colourful Caribbean dancers, Caribbean and African musicians and a superb Scottish piper celebrated the exhibition opening in a most stupendous fashion. Sun and rum welcomed the guests, as did Designer Laura […]

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