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Circuses have been a popular form of entertainment for centuries, but their acts have changed greatly over time. The Museum holds in its collection a large number of objects that reveal the history of a night at the circus – from clowning and high wire, to menageries and sideshows.

International Training Course

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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