Learning Department

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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The Victoria and Albert Museum welcomes applications for ‘Creating Innovative Learning Programmes’, its new one week intensive course. This is a unique training opportunity for museum professionals from overseas who are interested in attracting and programming for a range of museum audiences.

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