Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

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.

Staying Power: Narratives of Black British Experience 23 May
Staying Power: Narratives of Black British Experience 23 May

Sat 23 May 2015 11:00–17:00

CONFERENCE: This conference raises awareness of the contribution of black Britons to British culture and society, as well as to the art of photography.

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Alexander McQueen Conference
Alexander McQueen Conference

Fri 05 June 2015–Sat 06 June 2015

CONFERENCE: This two day conference will examine the work of Alexander McQueen, his collaborators, partnerships, inspirations and legacy.

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Art, Design and New Technology for Health: The Sackler Conference 2015
Art, Design and New Technology for Health: The Sackler Conference 2015

Fri 19 June 2015 10:30–17:00

CONFERENCE: This conference will explore the role of interactive and digital art in healthcare environments.

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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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What is Luxury?

25 April – 27 September 2015. What is Luxury? interrogates ideas of luxury today, addressing how luxury is made and understood in a physical, conceptual and cultural capacity.

VIsit the V&A exhibition What is Luxury?

Event - Art, Design and New Technology for Health: The Sackler Conference 2015

Fri 19 June 2015 10:30–17:00

CONFERENCE: This conference will explore the role of interactive and digital art in healthcare environments.

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