Victoria and Albert Museum

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Come along to our residency events to meet our current artists and designers in residence - whether you have a specialised interest in their practice, want to know more about their residency, or just keen to see how a contemporary artist works. We have a packed programme of free drop-in open studios and gallery demonstrations alongside workshops or activities especially for audiences such as schools, families, Members and young people, that may need booking in advance. All information can be found below.

Nao Matsunaga: Open Studio
Nao Matsunaga: Open Studio

Sat 19 April 2014–Wed 24 September 2014

OPEN STUDIO: Winner of last year’s British Ceramics Biennual Award and the Jerwood Makers Open in 2012, Nao Matsunaga will be our ceramicist in residence until October 2014 in our ceramics studio on level 6.

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Make-it: Clay - Summer Holidays
Make-it: Clay - Summer Holidays

Wed 06 August 2014–Wed 27 August 2014

FAMILY EVENT: Join Ceramic Resident Nao Matsunaga and make a mythical beast out of clay and other unusual materials.

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Create! Architectural Drawing   16 - 19 years
Create! Architectural Drawing 16 - 19 years

Thu 14 August 2014 11:00

YOUNG PEOPLE'S WORKSHOP: You will be able to examine a selection of architectural drawings from the Royal Institute of British Architects' collections and find out how ideas for buildings can be communicated. Learn about how different drawing styles can be used to convey an impression for a building.

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A gift in your will

You may not have thought of including a gift to a museum in your will, but the V&A is a charity and legacies form an important source of funding for our work. It is not just the great collectors and the wealthy who leave legacies to the V&A. Legacies of all sizes, large and small, make a real difference to what we can do and your support can help ensure that future generations enjoy the V&A as much as you have.

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