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Visitor research

Visitor Research

We try to think about our visitors in lots of different ways, from lots of different perspectives.  We are keen to make sure that we respond to our visitors by talking to them to find out their opinions about what, why and how they visit the V&A, rather than assume from our own point of view.

For this, we conduct a varied programme of targeted research that looks at different aspects of what, why and how people like to visit the museum, from school groups to adults who work in the creative industries.

List of reports

We also collaborate with other museums and academic institutions on partnership research projects

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Baroque: Magnificence & Style (Paperback)

Baroque: Magnificence & Style (Paperback)

The complexity and sophistication of Baroque art, developed through the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, could be understood as an attempt …

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Interactive Map

Discover the many treasures in the beautiful V&A galleries, find out where events are happening in the Museum or just check the location of the café, shops, lifts or toilets. Simple to use, the V&A interactive map works on all screen sizes, from your tablet or smartphone to your desktop at home.

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Event - Woven Stories: A History of Wool, Cotton, Linen and Silk 2015

Mon 28 September 2015–Mon 07 December 2015

10 WEEK SHORT COURSE: This course will present the stories behind the beautiful textiles displayed in the Museum and include medieval silks and Renaissance velvets, knitted wool, printed cottons, linen suits and merino wool base-layers, ancient Egyptians, merchant seamen, pickpockets, royalty and laundresses.

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