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Conferences and symposia

V&A conferences and symposia feature leading international academics, writers and practitioners and discuss the theory and practice of contemporary and historical visual art, culture and design. They are held throughout the year and include a special student price. Details of the upcoming programme can be found below. Details of Study Days, Courses and Seminars can be found on the Courses and Study Days page.

Relationships of Luxury: Exclusive Access
Relationships of Luxury: Exclusive Access

Fri 18 September 2015 10:30–17:15

SYMPOSIUM: This symposium brings together makers, designers, manufacturers, retailers, curators and academics to explore relationships in
the making and circulation of contemporary luxury.

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Celebrating Robin Day
Celebrating Robin Day

Fri 25 September 2015 10:00–12:30

SEMINAR: Explore the career of Robin Day, one of the most significant designers of the 20th century. Renowned for his injection-moulded Polypropylene Chair and for his pared-down Festival of Britain aesthetic, Day’s seven-decade career encompassed graphics, exhibition, and interior design as well as furniture.

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Carvings, Casts and Collectors: The Art of Renaissance Sculpture (Hardback)||RHFPR

Carvings, Casts and Collectors: The Art of Renaissance Sculpture (Hardback)||RHFPR

This volume brings together new research by some of the world's leading experts, exploring the artistic production and cultural context of Renaissance…

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Strawberry Thief Free iPad Game

Strawberry Thief by BAFTA award winning games designer Sophia George is a playful celebration of the work of Victorian designer William Morris. Uncover the famous Arts and Crafts design by drawing on your screen with your finger and watch your iPad transform from blank paper to an animated masterpiece.

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Event - Relationships of Luxury: Exclusive Access

Fri 18 September 2015 10:30–17:15

SYMPOSIUM: This symposium brings together makers, designers, manufacturers, retailers, curators and academics to explore relationships in
the making and circulation of contemporary luxury.

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