Victoria and Albert Museum

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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.

A Year at Clothworkers
A Year at Clothworkers

Thu 23 October 2014 10:30

CONFERENCE: This one day conference celebrates a year at the V&A’s Clothworkers' Centre for the Study and Conservation of Textiles and Fashion, located at Blythe House in West London.

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Curating Conflicts: Disobedient Objects
Curating Conflicts: Disobedient Objects

Sat 08 November 2014 10:30

CONFERENCE: This international conference will explore the challenges in archiving and curating objects and artefacts of recent and historical political conflict.

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Future Culture: The Expanding role of technology in cultural production, experience and exchange
Future Culture: The Expanding role of technology in cultural production, experience and exchange

Mon 17 November 2014 14:00

CONFERENCE: The V&A, in collaboration with the Calvert 22 Foundation, invite you to a half-day conference exploring the interplay between digital technology and culture.

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The Shadow of 1914 - British architecture and design, 1900 - 1925
The Shadow of 1914 - British architecture and design, 1900 - 1925

Sat 22 November 2014 10:30

CONFERENCE: For one hundred years, the architecture of Britain in the decades either side of 1914 has been neglected by scholars and largely viewed in negative terms.

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Inventing Elegance - Fashion Photography  1910-1945
Inventing Elegance - Fashion Photography 1910-1945

Fri 12 December 2014 10:30

CONFERENCE: This one-day conference will explore photographers’ creative collaborations with artists, designers, models and directors, celebrating fashion photography during a period of dynamic invention and transformation.

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Russian Avant Garde Theatre, War, Revolution and Design
Russian Avant Garde Theatre, War, Revolution and Design

Sat 24 January 2015 10:30

CONFERENCE: Explore the impact of war and revolution on Avant Garde theatre and design (1913-33). The conference will examine the collaborations between experimental artists, performers and directors and their impact and legacy on the visual arts, design and performance today.

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International connections: Renaissance sculptors and their impact abroad
International connections: Renaissance sculptors and their impact abroad

Fri 20 March 2015–Sat 21 March 2015

CONFERENCE: This two-day conference will explore materials, techniques and artistic interconnections across Europe, including the role played by those who commissioned or sought sculptural works of art from foreign artists.

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The Wolsey Angels Appeal

We urgently need your help to raise the £5,000,000 it will cost for the V&A to acquire four Renaissance angels cast for the tomb of Cardinal Wolsey and later in the possession of Henry VIII.

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Event - Inventing Elegance - Fashion Photography 1910-1945

Fri 12 December 2014 10:30

CONFERENCE: This one-day conference will explore photographers’ creative collaborations with artists, designers, models and directors, celebrating fashion photography during a period of dynamic invention and transformation.

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