What's On Tuesday 20 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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    Thumbnail for Sacred Silver used by the London Huguenot Communities

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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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    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 Tradition Transformed: Contemporary Korean Ceramics

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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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    Thumbnail for Late Medieval & Early Renaissance 11/12

    COURSE: Study dynamic innovations and discoveries in the visual arts between 1250 and 1500, one of the richest and most fascinating periods in the history of western European art. Tuesdays, 13 September 2011– 10 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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    Thumbnail for Medieval & Renaissance Tour 11.30

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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: BetaTank

    Free entry

    TALK: A chance to hear from, and engage with, one of design's brightest new stars, Eyal Burstein of BetaTank. Discussing his installation within the Tunnel Entrance of the Museum and his wider work and campaigns including Taxing Art, Burstein promises engaging and challenging conversation. Part of the London Design Festival at the V&A.

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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: This presentation will describe a new ‘community-centred’ approach to design. ‘Bespoke’ is a project working at a neighbourhood level, helping people to tell their own stories through hyper local news production and using these stories to inspire digitally enabled bespoke designs that benefit the community. 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: Gain an insight into this fascinating display of botanical illustrations from the V&A’s collections, from 16th-century woodcut herbals and magnificent 18th-century watercolours to contemporary photographic prints. Part of the London Design Festival at the V&A.

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    TALK: Government, design and business representatives discuss what governments can do to stimulate growth and support creativity. What is best practice in design policy in Europe, and what are the challenges for the increasingly global UK design sector? Part of the London Design Festival at the V&A.

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 Workshops

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    Thumbnail for Fantasy Skylines: Architectural Postcards

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    WORKSHOP: Join a postcard design workshop inspired by the RIBA's extraordinary collection of architectural drawings. Learn how to create a three dimensional postcard of a fantasy London landmark using paper collage and cut and fold techniques, with guidance from architectural historian David Lawrence. Part of the London Design Festival at the V&A.

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