What's On Wednesday 17 August 2011

 Family Events

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    Thumbnail for The Imagination Station - Saturdays

    Free entry

    FAMILY EVENT: Let your imagination run wild as you travel around the Museum to get ideas for our crafty challenges. Find the Imagination Station in the Grand Entrance on Saturdays and the Sackler Centre and British Galleries in the holidays.

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 Displays

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    Thumbnail for 'So Noble a Confection' Producing and Consuming Chocolate 1600-1980

    Free entry

    DISPLAY: For the past 400 years chocolate has fed both our senses and our imagination. This display charts the origins, making, importation and consumption of chocolate in South America and Europe, 1600-2000. Drawing on a wide range of V&A objects, including ceramics, metalwork and prints, it explores our enduring love affair with the ‘divine nectar’.

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    Thumbnail for Sacred Silver used by the London Huguenot Communities

    Free entry

    DISPLAY: See expertly crafted silverware representing individual makers and patrons, and learn more about the more recent role of the lending institution in safeguarding Huguenot heritage.

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    Thumbnail for A Flash of Light: The Dance Photography of Chris Nash

    Free entry

    DISPLAY: See key works by celebrated dance photographer Chris Nash.

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    Thumbnail for Picturing Plants: Masterpieces of Botanical Illustration

    Free entry

    DISPLAY: Admire detailed botanical illustrations in a range of graphic media, dating from the mid-nineteenth century.

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    Thumbnail for Field Study International: Emanations of a Collective Spirit in Art

    Free entry

    DISPLAY: Explore the work of Field Study, an international network of artists influenced by avant garde movements of the recent past, in particular, Fluxus publications and performances and Mail Art.

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    Thumbnail for Design Pro: A Collaboration with Seymourpowell and DesignLab

    Free entry

    DISPLAY: See work produced by school groups in partnership with innovation and product design company Seymourpowell, and try out an interactive design challenge as part of the display.

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    Thumbnail for Tradition Transformed: Contemporary Korean Ceramics

    Free entry

    DISPLAY: View a selection of ceramic art by 17 contemporary Korean artists who work both in Korea and internationally. Their work incorporates traditional methods with modern ingenuity and innovative techniques, expressing the creative spirit of a highly industrialised Asian nation with a rich ceramic heritage.

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    Thumbnail for Recording the New: The Architectural Photography of Bedford Lemere & Co. 1870-1930

    Free entry

    DISPLAY: Explore the work of Bedford Lemere & Co, the leading architectural photography company of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In business from the 1870s until the 1940s, Bedford Lemere and his son Harry Bedford Lemere pioneered professional architectural photography and set the standard for others to follow.

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    Thumbnail for V&A Illustration Awards 2011

    Free entry

    DISPLAY: The V&A Illustration Awards celebrates the best illustration published over the last year. Original artwork from the best illustrated book, book cover, magazine and student illustrator of the year will be on display, together with a selection of all competition entries.

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    Thumbnail for Print of the Month

    Free entry

    DISPLAY: See highlight pieces from the V&A's outstanding Prints and Drawings collections, chosen by curators and showcased each month. Accessible during Prints and Drawings Study Room opening hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10.00-17.00 (closed Saturday 28 May).

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 Free talks & tours

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    Thumbnail for Daily Introductory Tour

    TOUR: Join this daily one hour tour which describes the history of the V&A and introduces a selection of treasures from the Museum's outstanding collections.

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    Thumbnail for Medieval & Renaissance Tour 11.30

    Free entry

    TOUR: Join this daily one hour tour which introduces the V&A's stunning Medieval & Renaissance Galleries. Starting at the Meeting Point, Grand Entrance at 11.30.

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    Thumbnail for Theatre & Performance Galleries Tour

    Free entry

    TOUR: Take a guided tour of the V&A's exciting theatre and performance collections, including rock & pop posters, theatre and ballet costumes, puppets, stage sets and more! See new costumes from the Lion King now on display.

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    Thumbnail for British Galleries Tour

    TOUR: Join this daily one hour tour which introduces the V&A's stunning British Galleries which house the most comprehensive collection of British design and art on view anywhere in the world.

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 Young People's Events

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    Thumbnail for Create! Make-up

    YOUNG PEOPLE'S EVENT: Learn about fashion and stage make up and practise some sophisticated and striking make up looks. 17 Aug (13-15 year olds), 18 Aug (16-19 year olds)

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    Thumbnail for Create! Design & Make your own Garment

    YOUNG PEOPLE'S EVENT: Develop your own fashion ideas by mixing elements of period and contemporary design. Design, cut, shape and sew your own bespoke garment in this 3 day course. 10-12 Aug (13-15 year olds), 17-19 Aug (16-19 year olds).

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