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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.

Culture in Crisis
Culture in Crisis

Tue 14 April 2015 10:00–17:30

CONFERENCE: The recent destruction and loss of cultural heritage in Syria and Iraq is a cause for world-wide concern and condemnation. But what is the role of museums? Can we support people from these countries, whilst ensuring our own protection?

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Disseminating Identities: Black Art from 1960 to Now
Disseminating Identities: Black Art from 1960 to Now

Fri 24 April 2015 10:30–17:00

CONFERENCE: This symposium will focus on British and international artists and institutions, and will be a forum for questioning institutional practice and individual engagement in curating the Black Diaspora.

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Peter Brook: Performance, Place, Politics, Process
Peter Brook: Performance, Place, Politics, Process

Sat 02 May 2015 10:30–17:30

CONFERENCE: Peter Brook Performance, Place, Politics, Process at 90 miles an hour will explore the impact on British and International theatre of the legendary director and writer giving the stage to Performers, designers and directors. Speakers will include Peter Brook and Tom Piper.

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Staying Power: Narratives of Black British Experience 22 May
Staying Power: Narratives of Black British Experience 22 May

Fri 22 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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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 McQueeen, 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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Event - Peter Brook: Performance, Place, Politics, Process

Sat 02 May 2015 10:30–17:30

CONFERENCE: Peter Brook Performance, Place, Politics, Process at 90 miles an hour will explore the impact on British and International theatre of the legendary director and writer giving the stage to Performers, designers and directors. Speakers will include Peter Brook and Tom Piper.

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