Victoria and Albert Museum

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V&A Membership Events are exclusively open to V&A Members and offer a wide range of special events, from evening and daytime talks by high profile speakers and academics, to gallery tours, external visits and coach trips. Details of the existing and future programmes can be found below, as can information about how to become a member.

Members-only Morning Alexander McQueen
Members-only Morning Alexander McQueen

Sat 14 March 2015–Sun 02 August 2015

Members-only Early Morning Views.

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Gieves & Hawkes: Store Tour
Gieves & Hawkes: Store Tour

Tue 26 May 2015 18:30–20:00

Members will enjoy an exclusive tour of the archive’s highlights and an introduction to the art and craft of bespoke tailoring. Guests will receive twenty per cent discount off ready to wear purchases made on the evening in addition to a glass of Nyetimber.

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Welcome to Wimbledon: Home of Tennis  - Tour 1
Welcome to Wimbledon: Home of Tennis - Tour 1

Wed 27 May 2015 10:00–13:30

A fantastic opportunity to understand the home of the Championships on an acclaimed behind-the-scenes tour, including a visit to the world-famous Centre Court.

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Welcome to Wimbledon: Home of Tennis - Tour 2
Welcome to Wimbledon: Home of Tennis - Tour 2

Thu 28 May 2015 10:00–13:30

A fantastic opportunity to understand the home of the Championships on an acclaimed behind-the-scenes tour, including a visit to the world-famous Centre Court.

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7 Hammersmith Terrace & Kelmscott House - Tour 1
7 Hammersmith Terrace & Kelmscott House - Tour 1

Tue 02 June 2015 10:15–13:00

Members will enjoy a private tour of Kelmscott House, home of William Morris from 1878 until his death in 1896, now the William Morris Society’s museum, where they will have access to a selection of items from the collection.

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7 Hammersmith Terrace & Kelmscott House - Tour 2
7 Hammersmith Terrace & Kelmscott House - Tour 2

Wed 03 June 2015 10:15–13:00

Members will enjoy a private tour of Kelmscott House, home of William Morris from 1878 until his death in 1896, now the William Morris Society’s museum, where they will have access to a selection of items from the collection.

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Period Rooms in Europe 1600 - 1815
Period Rooms in Europe 1600 - 1815

Wed 03 June 2015 15:30–16:30

Project Curator Joanna Norman discusses discoveries that have been made about the period rooms in Europe 1600–1800, and explores some of the questions that remain unanswered.

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7 Hammersmith Terrace & Kelmscott House - Tour 3
7 Hammersmith Terrace & Kelmscott House - Tour 3

Thu 04 June 2015 10:15–13:00

Members will enjoy a private tour of Kelmscott House, home of William Morris from 1878 until his death in 1896, now the William Morris Society’s museum, where they will have access to a selection of items from the collection.

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The History of the Savoy with Afternoon Tea - Tour 1
The History of the Savoy with Afternoon Tea - Tour 1

Mon 08 June 2015 12:15–15:30

Hotel archivist Susan Scott will guide small groups around the hotel on a one-hour walk, showing some of the most notable rooms, including private dining rooms, banqueting rooms and
guest rooms, and telling tales from their long history.

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The History of the Savoy with Afternoon Tea - Tour 2
The History of the Savoy with Afternoon Tea - Tour 2

Mon 08 June 2015 13:15–16:30

Hotel archivist Susan Scott will guide small groups around the hotel on a one-hour walk, showing some of the most notable rooms, including private dining rooms, banqueting rooms and
guest rooms, and telling tales from their long history.

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Miles of M•A•C
Miles of M•A•C

Mon 08 June 2015 19:00–20:45

Gager and Aldridge discuss the striking images of some of the best and mostinspiring M•A•C looks to date. M•A•C is a sponsor of the V&A’s major exhibition ‘Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty’.

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Museum of London: Costume Store - Tour 1
Museum of London: Costume Store - Tour 1

Tue 09 June 2015 11:30–12:30

Senior Curator of Fashion Beatrice Behlen will show highlights of the collection and demonstrate how they are springboards into the fascinating stories of people who lived and worked in the capital.

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Museum of London: Costume Store - Tour 2
Museum of London: Costume Store - Tour 2

Tue 09 June 2015 14:30–15:30

Senior Curator of Fashion Beatrice Behlen will show highlights of the collection and demonstrate how they are springboards into the fascinating stories of people who lived and worked in the capital.

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Curator Talk: Shoes: Pleasure and Pain
Curator Talk: Shoes: Pleasure and Pain

Fri 12 June 2015 14:00–15:00

Join Curator Helen Persson and Research Assistant Lucia Savi as they discuss the displays that explore the obsession with shoes and their cultural importance as identifiers of status, privilege and sexual preference.

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Simon Costin
Simon Costin

Mon 15 June 2015 19:00–20:45

Simon Costin is a curator, art director, set designer and Director of the Museum of British Folklore.

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ZSL London Zoo, Archives and Architecture History Tour
ZSL London Zoo, Archives and Architecture History Tour

Tue 16 June 2015 09:30–11:30

A visit to ZSL London Zoo is much more than a walk around its fascinating exhibits; it’s a trip through time. You are invited to discover the stories behind the world’s first scientific zoo.

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The English Country House Print Room
The English Country House Print Room

Tue 16 June 2015 15:00–16:00

In this talk Sarah Grant, V&A Curator of Prints, will explore the development, adornment and enjoyment of arguably the most charming and idiosyncratic room in the English country house.

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The History of the Savoy with Afternoon Tea - Tour 3
The History of the Savoy with Afternoon Tea - Tour 3

Mon 22 June 2015 12:15–15:30

Hotel archivist Susan Scott will guide small groups around the hotel on a one-hour walk, showing some of the most notable rooms, including private dining rooms, banqueting rooms and guest rooms, and telling tales from their long history.

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The History of the Savoy with Afternoon Tea - Tour 4
The History of the Savoy with Afternoon Tea - Tour 4

Mon 22 June 2015 13:15–16:30

Hotel archivist Susan Scott will guide small groups around the hotel on a one-hour walk, showing some of the most notable rooms, including private dining rooms, banqueting rooms and
guest rooms, and telling tales from their long history.

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Brian Stonehouse: American Vogue
Brian Stonehouse: American Vogue

Mon 22 June 2015 19:00–20:45

Join Philip Athill, Director of Abbott and Holder Ltd, as he discusses Stonehouse’s work with V&A Fashion Curator Oriole Cullen.

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Christ Church & Historic Spitalfields - Tour 1
Christ Church & Historic Spitalfields - Tour 1

Tue 23 June 2015 14:30–16:30

Blue Badge Guide Tim Kidd will take you on a tour of this beautiful building, followed by a walk around the surrounding area where he will explain its attraction for countless numbers of settlers from abroad, including the Huguenots.

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Christ Church & Historic Spitalfields - Tour 2
Christ Church & Historic Spitalfields - Tour 2

Wed 24 June 2015 11:00–13:00

Blue Badge Guide Tim Kidd will take you on a tour of this beautiful building, followed by a walk around the surrounding area where he will explain its attraction for countless numbers of settlers from abroad, including the Huguenots.

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Freemasons’ Hall
Freemasons’ Hall

Thu 25 June 2015 11:00–12:30

Built between 1928 and 1932 as a memorial to the Freemasons who died in the First World War, Freemasons’ Hall is one of the finest Art Deco buildings in England.

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Deutsche Bank Art Collection
Deutsche Bank Art Collection

Tue 30 June 2015 18:00–19:30

Deutsche Bank’s art collection in London consists of more than 4,000 contemporary works on paper, as well as major paintings and sculptures in its reception area, by artists such as Damien Hirst, Anish Kapoor, Tony Cragg and Keith Tyson. This curator-led tour will concentrate on works displayed in the reception, conference rooms and corridors of the Deutsche Bank London head office in the City.

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Clothworkers’ Centre: Shoes Collection
Clothworkers’ Centre: Shoes Collection

Wed 01 July 2015 11:00–12:00

Members will be shown highlights of the Museum’s footwear collection, dating from about 60 BCE to contemporary design, and meet textile conservators working on objects in the Conservation Studios.

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Jimmy Choo: Sandra Choi in Conversation
Jimmy Choo: Sandra Choi in Conversation

Fri 03 July 2015 19:00–20:45

Sandra Choi, Jimmy Choo’s Creative Director, has been with the company since its inception in 1996 and has been instrumental in building Jimmy Choo into the global luxury accessories brand it is today.

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London Society Fashion 1905-1925: The Wardrobe of Heather Firbank
London Society Fashion 1905-1925: The Wardrobe of Heather Firbank

Mon 06 July 2015 19:00–20:45

Join authors Cassie Davies-Strodder, Jenny Lister and Lou Taylor discussing London’s Edwardian couture scene as reflected in the wardrobe of Heather Firbank.

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Behind the Scenes at Kew - Tour 1
Behind the Scenes at Kew - Tour 1

Tue 07 July 2015 11:00–12:30

Kew Gardens has the world’s largest and most diverse botanical collections under its care. It is also an internationally respected centre of scientific excellence, carrying out ground-breaking research and conservation programmes around the globe to ensure a sustainable future for plants and people. Members will be given an exclusive look behind the scenes by a senior member of Kew’s horticultural staff.

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Behind the Scenes at Kew - Tour 2
Behind the Scenes at Kew - Tour 2

Tue 07 July 2015 14:00–15:30

Kew Gardens has the world’s largest and most diverse botanical collections under its care. It is also an internationally respected centre of scientific excellence, carrying out ground-breaking research and conservation programmes around the globe to ensure a sustainable future for plants and people. Members will be given an exclusive look behind the scenes by a senior member of Kew’s horticultural staff.

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Musical Museum
Musical Museum

Tue 14 July 2015 11:00–14:00

The Musical Museum houses a worldfamous collection of self-playing musical instruments and music rolls. Curator Richard Cole has led the restoration of many instruments in the collection, including the Mighty Wurlitzer theatre organ.

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Behind the Cupboard Door at the Royal School of Needlework - Tour 1
Behind the Cupboard Door at the Royal School of Needlework - Tour 1

Wed 15 July 2015 14:00–16:30

This special visit, led by the chief executive who is also the curator and archivist, will open the doors to this fascinating archive and conclude with a tour of the 2015 exhibition of whitework from the Royal School of Needlework collection.

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Creating the Masquerade
Creating the Masquerade

Wed 15 July 2015 15:30–16:30

Join Project Curator Joanna Norman and Assistant Curator Dawn Hoskin as they discuss the development and creation of the masquerade.

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Behind the Cupboard Door at the Royal School of Needlework - Tour 2
Behind the Cupboard Door at the Royal School of Needlework - Tour 2

Mon 20 July 2015 14:00–16:30

This special visit, led by the chief executive who is also the curator and archivist, will open the doors to this fascinating archive and conclude with a tour of the 2015 exhibition of whitework from the Royal School of Needlework collection.

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Art Deco Jewellery in the V&A - Tour 1
Art Deco Jewellery in the V&A - Tour 1

Tue 21 July 2015 11:00–12:30

V&A guide Jane Reddish will trace the development of jewellery from the sixteenth to the twentieth century.

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Art Deco Jewellery in the V&A - Tour 2
Art Deco Jewellery in the V&A - Tour 2

Tue 21 July 2015 14:00–15:30

V&A guide Jane Reddish will trace the development of jewellery from the sixteenth to the twentieth century.

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Art Deco Jewellery in the V&A - Tour 3
Art Deco Jewellery in the V&A - Tour 3

Fri 24 July 2015 11:00–12:30

V&A guide Jane Reddish will trace the development of jewellery from the sixteenth to the twentieth century.

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Art Deco Jewellery in the V&A - Tour 4
Art Deco Jewellery in the V&A - Tour 4

Fri 24 July 2015 14:00–15:30

V&A guide Jane Reddish will trace the development of jewellery from the sixteenth to the twentieth century.

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