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.

Rapid Response Collecting
Rapid Response Collecting

Thu 18 September 2014 10:30

SYMPOSIUM: Rapid Response is a new strand to the V&A’s collecting activity – one that is responsive to global events, situating design in immediate relation to moments of political, economic and social change.

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Posters, Politics, Protest: British Political Posters
Posters, Politics, Protest: British Political Posters

Fri 10 October 2014 10:00

CONFERENCE: In the run-up to the General Election 2015, curators, campaigners and designers will explore the significance of the poster to British political debate.

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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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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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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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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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Event - Rapid Response Collecting

Thu 18 September 2014 10:30

SYMPOSIUM: Rapid Response is a new strand to the V&A’s collecting activity – one that is responsive to global events, situating design in immediate relation to moments of political, economic and social change.

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