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‘Thanks for the great day! Really relevant and stimulating with much to think about on the way home and in school.’ (Primary Teacher)


V&A Sanctuary

V&A Sanctuary

V&A Sanctuary 

2015/16 Programme

Japanese Art & Design

22 January
Visit the V&A’s newly refurbished Japanese gallery of Art & Design before working with an artist back in the studio to further explore the gallery themes linked to Japanese culture.

Plants on Windowsill III, iPhone 5 © Jamie Jenkinson

Plants on Windowsill III, iPhone 5 © Jamie Jenkinson

Video Art

12 February 2016
Work with our video artist in residence, Jamie Jenkinson, to explore the concept of visual trickery and illusion in film and video. Visit his studio to find out more about his practice before trying a series of filming techniques using readily accessible technology, such as mobile phones and iPads.

Our Imbroglio, Aimee Lax © Colin Glen

Our Imbroglio, Aimee Lax © Colin Glen

Ceramics

11 March
Explore contemporary ceramics in this practical session with artist Aimee Lax. Aimee’s work explores nature and artifice, the familiar and other-worldliness and where these concepts intersect. See some of Aimee’s work on display in the Ceramics galleries before getting hands-on in our beautiful specialist studio through experimentation, making and play.

Milly, John, Jean MacLellan, South Uist, Hebrides, 1954, Paul Strand © V&A

Milly, John, Jean MacLellan, South Uist, Hebrides, 1954, Paul Strand © V&A

Paul Strand (Photography)

6 May
Visit our upcoming display featuring photography and film by modernist artist Paul Strand before trying out similar techniques with a seasoned photographer/filmmaker.

Engineering Season

10 June
Be inspired by the V&A’s special Engineering Season before heading back to the studio to work on a cross-disciplinary brief linked to engineering and design. 

Materials

8 July
Join the incredible Studio Toogood to explore the richness, meaning and quality of materials used throughout the collections, before having a go at making your own maquettes in response to what you’ve seen.

Book now: 020 7942 2211

‘So creative and a great atmosphere!’ Teacher, V&A Sanctuary

FREE Teacher Twilights

Find out about the latest exhibitions and programmes and pick up free resources.
Selected Fridays, 17.45–20.00

The Virgin and Child with Two Angels, c.1490 by Sandro Botticelli © Gemäldegalerie der Bildenden Künste Vienna

The Virgin and Child with Two Angels, c.1490 by Sandro Botticelli © Gemäldegalerie der Bildenden Künste Vienna

Botticelli Reimagined
18 March 2016, 17.45–20.00

Get a ‘behind the scenes’ insight into the exhibition with Exhibition Manager, Sarah Quantrill. Explore the themes and key works on display and find out about what goes into staging such an exhibition. Enjoy a drink with colleagues and pick up free teachers’ resources.
This event is open to Primary and Secondary teachers only (including trainees).

Where: Learning Centre, Level 3
Free (includes entry to the exhibition), book now 020 7942 2211

Sydney Opera House © David Messent

Sydney Opera House © David Messent

Engineering the World: Ove Arup and the Philosophy of Total Design
17 June 2016, 17.45–20.00

Find out more about this latest exhibition and the Engineering Season as well as opportunities for students linked to the exhibition. Enjoy a drink with colleagues and pick up free teachers’ resources.
This event is open to Primary and Secondary teachers only (including trainees).

Book now 020 7942 2211


Inset

InSet

InSET on request

Whole day: £750 for 10 to 15 people, £75 for each additional person
Half-day or twilight: £375 for up to 15 people, £37.50 for each additional person
(Includes tea and coffee, additional charge for lunch)

Contact schools@vam.ac.uk to find out more and book.

FREE ITT Introductory Sessions

These 1 hour sessions for teacher training providers offer an overview of the V&A Collections as a teaching and learning resource.

Contact schools@vam.ac.uk to find out more and book.

‘Thanks for the great day!! Really relevant and stimulating with much to think about on the way home and in school’
Primary Teacher

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Seventeenth-Century Women's Dress Patterns: Book One

Seventeenth-Century Women's Dress Patterns: Book One

This innovative and breathtakingly detailed book from the V&A's fashion collections presents dress patterns, construction details, embroidery and maki…

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Game: The Definery

Luxury or Vulgar? Let The Definery help you decide what objects to own. Simply enter an object into The Definery, answer a series of questions about the object, and wait for its judgement.

Launch The Definery

Event - Collecting Future Japan

Fri 27 May 2016 10:00–17:30

CONFERENCE: This one-day international conference will examine emerging trends in Japanese design and consider what kinds of objects museums such as the V & A should be collecting now and in the Future.

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