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V&A Sanctuary

V&A Sanctuary

V&A Sanctuary

Get hands-on in these Friday evening workshops with artists and designers.
Selected Fridays, 17.45–20.30
£20 per person (includes refreshments)

2015/16 Programme


London Design Festival Special

18 September
Soak up the London Design Festival at the Museum during this exciting celebration of contemporary design. Work with a featured designer/maker to further explore the festival themes.

The Damascus Room – architecture from Syria

9 October
Discover the Damascus Room, an 18th-century reception room typically found in Syrian homes.  Marvel at the highly decorated and colourful painted panelling before heading back to the studio with a designer for a practical session.

Bejewelled

11 December
View the spectacular objects featured in the upcoming exhibition Bejewelled, exploring themes of tradition and modernity in Indian jewellery. Gather inspiration for a practical session afterwards with a contemporary jewellery designer.

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.

Digital Art

26 February
Work with our digital artist in residence in this special session. Visit their studio, find out more about their practice before having a go at a practical activity linked to their specialism. 

Ceramics

11 March
Explore contemporary ceramics in this practical session with artist Aimee Lax. Work in our beautiful specialist studio set within the Ceramics galleries and get hands on through making and playing.

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.

Arup (Engineering & Design)

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. 

Performance

8 July
Work with our performance artist in residence in this special session. Visit their studio, find out more about their practice before having a go at a practical activity linked to their specialism.

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‘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

Performance at the V&A: What’s in it for me?

11 September 2015

Jacket

Jacket, Kutch, India (made), 20th century (made), Cotton embroidered with silk; mirrorwork Museum no. IS.7-2008 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

The Fabric of India

16 October 2015

Botticelli

18 March 2016

Engineering the World: Arup

17 June 2016

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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

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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A gift in your will

You may not have thought of including a gift to a museum in your will, but the V&A is a charity and legacies form an important source of funding for our work. It is not just the great collectors and the wealthy who leave legacies to the V&A. Legacies of all sizes, large and small, make a real difference to what we can do and your support can help ensure that future generations enjoy the V&A as much as you have.

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Event - London Design Festival 2015

Sat 19 September 2015–Sun 27 September 2015

FESTIVAL: This year the London Design Festival celebrates and promotes London as the design capital of the world, creating a platform for inspirational design initiatives. Over 350 events and installations will be on offer across the city, from a stimulating programme at the Victoria and Albert Museum to a series of installations and exhibitions in Somerset House.

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