Open daily 10:00 to 17:45 Admission free Menu
Museum Residency Events

Museum Residency Events

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.

Open Studio: Jamie Jenkinson Exhibition Road Digital Artist
Open Studio: Jamie Jenkinson Exhibition Road Digital Artist

Sat 20 June 2015–Wed 23 September 2015

OPEN STUDIO: Visit Jamie in his studio to find out more about his creative practice, his work in progress and his residency at the Museum tied to the Exhibition Road Building Project.

Booking info
Amy Hughes: Ceramics Resident
Amy Hughes: Ceramics Resident

Sat 02 May 2015–Wed 23 September 2015

OPEN STUDIO: Visit Amy in her studio on Level 6 to find out more about her residency at the Museum, her creative practice and her work in progress.

Booking info
Building Structures: film and video screening
Building Structures: film and video screening

Sun 19 July 2015 16:00–17:00

FREE TALK: The first in a series of screenings programmed by our Exhibition Road artist in residence Jamie Jenkinson, this screening will look at the use of structures, both physical and methodological, in artist film and video.

Booking info
Gallery Talk: What is Chamber Music? Domestic music-making in the 17th and 18th centuries
Gallery Talk: What is Chamber Music? Domestic music-making in the 17th and 18th centuries

Thu 23 July 2015 13:00–14:00

TALK: Resident artist Liam Byrne will give a lecture recital on the viola da gamba and its role in domestic music-making in Britain and on the continent. Liam will guide visitors through different gallery spaces, playing music corresponding to the period of the collection.

Booking info
CreateInsights: Artist in Residence, Liam Byrne
CreateInsights: Artist in Residence, Liam Byrne

Fri 21 August 2015 18:30–20:00

YOUNG PEOPLE'S EVENT: Hear from the current Artist in Residence, Liam Byrne, about working as a musician.

Booking info
Lunchtime Lecture: The Power of the Listener
Lunchtime Lecture: The Power of the Listener

Wed 09 September 2015 13:00–13:45

LUNCHTIME LECTURE: Artist in residence Liam Byrne has spent the past six months experimenting with dynamics between performer, listener and space in the performance of Baroque music.

Booking info
Movement in Colour: film and video screening
Movement in Colour: film and video screening

Sun 06 December 2015 16:00–17:00

FREE TALK: The second in a series of screenings programmed by our Exhibition Road artist in residence Jamie Jenkinson, this screening looks at the relationship between movement and colour in artist film and video.

Booking info

Shop online

Museum of Childhood: A Book of Childhood Things

Museum of Childhood: A Book of Childhood Things

The Museum of Childhood traces the history of childhood through some of the museum's most cherished objects. The book reveals how children have played…

Buy now

Strawberry Thief Free iPad Game

Strawberry Thief by BAFTA award winning games designer Sophia George is a playful celebration of the work of Victorian designer William Morris. Uncover the famous Arts and Crafts design by drawing on your screen with your finger and watch your iPad transform from blank paper to an animated masterpiece.

Download now