What's On Monday 19 September 2011

 Exhibitions

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    Free entry

    EXHIBITION: Power of Making celebrates the role of making in our lives by presenting an eclectic selection of over 100 exquisitely crafted objects. The exhibition is a cabinet of curiosities showing works by both amateurs and leading makers from around the world, presenting a range of skills with imaginative and spectacular results.

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 Special Events

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    SPECIAL EVENT: This popular series of breakfast talks offers insights from leaders in the field of art and design, and explores a wide range of design styles and sources of inspiration. Established design stars, emerging talent, clients and influencers will debate hot topics with an expert compere and host. Your ticket includes tea or coffee and pastries.

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    Free entry

    SPECIAL EVENT: The V&A is the Festival Hub for the ninth annual London Design Festival. Enjoy installations and events throughout the Museum and go to the Sackler Centre for inspiration and more information about the city-wide Festival.

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    SPECIAL EVENT: How should design be represented online? Whether you’re a first timer or a seasoned digital native, drop into the daily Digital Hub to join a community of design bloggers, digital inclusion designers and design writing students. Share your thoughts about the Festival online on our own Digital Hub blog, or via your own online networks. There will also be discussions and interactive exhibits. Part of the London Design Festival at the V&A.

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 Family Events

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    Free entry

    FAMILY EVENT: Journey across the V&A with fantastic stories, games and multi-sensory materials. Choose from Back-packs, trails or, for the under 5s, an Agent Animal bag.

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 Displays

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

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    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

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    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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    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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    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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 Courses

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    COURSE: Discover the Arts of Asia, 1500–1900 in this popular Year Course focusing on the rich diversity of artistic traditions found within the vast territories of the Islamic Middle East, South Asia and China. You can book the full course, or select individual terms or days. Mondays, 12 September 2011 – 16 July 2012 (over 3 terms)

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    COURSE: Explore major trends and innovations in twentieth century design in this brand new Year Course. You can book the full course, or select individual terms or days. To book year or term tickets phone 020 7942 2211. Mondays, 12 September 2011 – 23 July 2012 (over 3 terms)

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 Free talks & tours

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    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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    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 Lunchtime Talk: AL_A with American Hardwood Export Council

    TALK: The Timber Wave, a majestic three-dimensional latticework spiral made from American red oak, has taken over the V&A's Grand Entrance for this year's Festival. Project partners Amanda Levete, Arup and the American Hardwood Export Council discuss the challenges of creating the dramatic structure. Part of the London Design Festival at the V&A.

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    Thumbnail for Intercultural Tour - Devils, Demons and Dragons: A Cross Cultural Portrayal of Evil

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    TOUR: Images and stories of 'the dark side' are common to all cultures. Look at a range of objects to see how evil has been portrayed across the world. With guide Nicole Stanbridge.

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    Free entry

    OPEN STUDIO: Meet our resident artists and designers, see their work in progress and find out about their creative practice. 13.00–16.00 on selected dates. Supported by the Friends of the V&A

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    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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    TALK: Find out more about the annual V&A Illustration Awards competition, and see the winning entries from 2011. Part of the London Design Festival at the V&A.

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    TALK: Hear about the history of Transport for London signage and the current challenges facing the Transport for London design team, headed by Jon Hunter. The team will give an insight into the development of current signage schemes, including signage and way finding for the Olympics. Part of the London Design Festival at the V&A.

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    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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    TALK: Hear Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec talk about their installation 'Textile Field' in the Raphael Gallery at the V&A. Together with Anders Byriel, CEO of textile design company Kvadrat, they will elucidate their approach to the Raphael Gallery and discuss Kvadrat's involvement in experimental art and design projects. Discover more about their vision of museum spaces and how people interact with artworks. Part of the London Design Festival at the V&A.

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 Workshops

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    Free entry

    WORKSHOP: With expert guidance from Central St Martin’s graduates, develop your drawing technique in the spectacular surroundings of the V&A. Explore different areas of the Museum to gain inspiration for your designs and use charcoal, pencils and pens to create a series of sketches. Part of the London Design Festival at the V&A.

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