The V&A is a global organisation, engaging with international contacts though cultural partnerships, trading, touring exhibitions, loans, advice and skills sharing. International work brings benefits to the Museum and its visitors by enriching our knowledge and expertise and opens up the V&A collections to international audiences through online resources, loans and exhibitions, and international partnerships.
Culture in Crisis
The V&A is an International organisation with collections from around the globe. We are passionate and committed to protecting the world’s cultural heritage and supporting communities that suffer cultural loss, whether that be through criminal acts or natural disaster. We recognise that people suffer most when they are not only robbed of their present but also of their past.
The V&A: Working in and with India
V&A curators and conservators are frequent visitors to Indian art institutions, working with several museums on a variety of projects. Research visits are also often made by museum professionals in India to the V&A. Other forms of collaboration include touring exhibitions.
The V&A: working in and with the Middle East and North Africa
The V&A's principal gallery for Islamic art from the Middle East reopened in July 2006 as the splendid Jameel Gallery of the Islamic Art. In July 2009, the V&A hosted the first Jameel Prize, an international prize for a contemporary artist whose work is inspired by Islamic traditions of craft and design. All the shortlisted artists have roots in the Middle East or South Asia, and Morocco, Egypt, Turkey, Lebanon and Iran are all represented.
Touring Exhibitions for Hire
The V&A’s touring programme is one of the largest in the world and we deliver a high quality product to a variety of institutions internationally, working flexibly to accommodate the needs of individual venues and diverse audiences. Our extensive international touring programme stages exhibitions which combine world renown curatorial expertise with exceptional objects both from the V&A and other institutional and private collections.