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21 September 2013 - 19 January 2014
Organised in partnership with the Qatar Museums Authority (QMA), the exhibition will explore the history of pearls from the early Roman Empire to the present, and will be the highlight event of the Qatar UK 2013 Year of Culture.
Masterpieces of Chinese Painting 700 - 1900
26 October 2013 - 19 January 2014
The V&A's autumn exhibition, Masterpieces of Chinese Painting 700-1900, will be the most ambitious survey of one of the world's greatest artistic traditions. It will gather together the finest examples of Chinese painting created over a 1200 year period and will show more than 70 works including some of the earliest surviving Chinese paintings as well as other exceptionally rare works loaned from the greatest international collections.
The Splendours of India’s Royal Courts
Palace Museum, Beijing, 25 April - 31 July 2013
The Splendours of India’s Royal Courts will be the first exhibition to be held in China to explore the magnificence of Indian court culture. Over 110 works from the V&A’s superlative collections will reveal the splendour of India’s emperors and kings during the 18th and 19th centuries.
Jameel Prize 3 shortlist announced
On 14 March the V&A announced the shortlist for the Jameel Prize 3Download: Jameel Prize 3 shortlist announced (PDF file, 82 KB)
Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s
The V&A’s fashion exhibition for summer 2013, Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s, will explore the creative explosion of London fashion in the 1980s.
David Bowie is
The V&A has been given unprecedented access to the David Bowie Archive to curate the first international retrospective of the extraordinary career of David Bowie - one of the most pioneering and influential performers of modern times.
New Display: Music Hall: Sickert and the Three Graces
16 March 2013 - 5 January 2014
This immersive installation created by an award-winning creative team of theatre makers, video artists and designers will explore the rise and fall of Music Hall, a lost genre of popular entertainment.
Treasures of the Royal Courts: Tudors, Stuarts and the Russian Tsars
A new V&A exhibition will examine the development of cultural diplomacy and trade between Britain and Russia from its origins in 1555 when the Muscovy Company was founded.
Sky Arts Ignition: Memory Palace
This summer, the V&A will be staging a multi-dimensional exhibition experience. Sky Arts Ignition: Memory Palace will present an original work of fiction by author Hari Kunzru, transformed into a walk-in story by leading graphic designers, typographers and illustrators including Le Gun, Oded Ezer, Erik Kessels and Luke Pearson.
V&A Searches for Designer Jackets for 1980s Fashion Exhibition
In 1986, Blitz magazine commissioned a group of 22 British designers to customise denim jackets provided by Levi Strauss & Co. The V&A now has nine of these jackets in its collection. The Museum is keen to reunite the complete set of jackets for its new summer 2013 exhibition Club to Catwalk: London fashion in the 1980s.
Barbara Nessim Gives Archive to V&A
Internationally renowned artist and illustrator, Barbara Nessim has donated many of her most significant artworks to the V&A.