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Uploading photos in the Sackler Centre Digital Studio. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Uploading photos in the Sackler Centre Digital Studio. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

The Learning Department runs a year-round programme of events for a range of audiences, both in the galleries and in the Learning Centre.

There are programmes for schools, families, young people, adults, students and creative industry professionals, including digital and community events and activities. Learning Department staff also develop online learning content and other educational resources, such as trails and back-packs.  All of these activities are firmly rooted in, and inspired by, the V&A’s collections and exhibitions.

The Learning Department also undertakes visitor research, develops interpretation – from labels to computer interactives – and manages the Museum Residencies programme in the Sackler Centre Studios and the Ceramics Studio.  Staff from the Department also work across the Museum on cultural diversity, disability access, social inclusion and other equality issues.

Key contacts:
Emmajane Avery, Director of Learning and Visitor Experience
Jo Banham, Head of Adults, Students and Creative Industries
Sarah Campbell, Head of Schools, Families and Young People
Alex Flowers, Team Leader, Digital Programmes
Barry Ginley, Disability and Access Officer
Malini Balluck, PA to Director of Learning and Visitor Experience
Lucy Trench, Head of Interpretation

Departmental Office Manager: +44 (0)20 7942 2195
Bookings office: +44 (0)20 7942 2211 bookings.office@vam.ac.uk

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Imperial Chinese Robes from the Forbidden City

Imperial Chinese Robes from the Forbidden City

Focusing on the dress and accessories of the Qing dynasty (1644–1911), this exquisite book captures the grandeur of the garments worn by emperor…

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Private Group Tours & Talks

We offer a wide range of tours to meet your group requirements. Whether a group has a special area of interest, wishes to explore a particular gallery or just get an overview of the Museum's collection the Groups Team can help.

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Event - Lunchtime Lecture: Islamic Talismans and Amulets from the Asian Department

Wed 09 March 2016 13:00–13:45

LUNCHTIME LECTURE: Join Behnaz Atighi Moghaddam, Assistant Curator in the Asian Department to find out more about the Middle East section’s magical collection of talismanic objects such as amulets, talismanic shirts and charts, magic mirrors and magic-medicinal bowls.

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