What's On Wednesday 21 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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 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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    Thumbnail for Picturing Plants: Masterpieces of Botanical Illustration

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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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    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 High Renaissance to Baroque 11/12

    COURSE: Explore the art, architecture and decorative arts of Europe from the High Renaissance until the end of the Baroque period. You can book the full year course, or select individual terms or days. Wednesdays, 14 September 2011 – 11 July 2012 (over 3 terms)

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 Free talks & tours

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    Thumbnail for Open Studio - Ceramics Residency Clare Twomey

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    OPEN STUDIO: Visit the current Ceramicist in Residence at the V&A, Clare Twomey. See work-in-progress and find out more about ceramic design processes and techniques.

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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 Lucy Bullivant in conversation with Antonio Citterio

    TALK: Hear Antonio Citterio in conversation with Lucy Bullivant on implementing design, shifting identities of work, domestic and leisure spaces, and being responsive to new materials and technologies. Citterio's architectural practice works with B&B Italia’s Contract division on numerous projects including the Bulgari Hotel Knightsbridge, opening 2012. He designs B&B Italia’s Maxalto collection.

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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: London Design Festival at the V&A

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    TALK: Renowned New York-based design gallerist and curator Murray Moss will discuss his collaboration with industry leader Materialise, Belgium to create this multi-site display which features examples of the most innovative 3D ‘printed’ works in contemporary design today, placed in direct dialogue with Moss’s selection of his favourite masterworks from the V&A’s permanent collection.

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    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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    TALK: Learn more about the social context and design aspects involved in the production of traditional textiles for the yurt, with Dr Anna Portisch, Research Associate, SOAS. Jointly organised with the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

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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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    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: Inchbald School of Design has been educating leaders of the design world for over 50 years. In this event, former students Henrietta Spencer-Churchill and Luciano Giubbilei will discuss classicism in interior and garden design, with Emily Johnson, recent Inchbald graduate and award winning designer.

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    TALK: Using a wide array of examples, this talk demonstrates how branding influences our choices in purchasing decisions from books to biscuits, vodka to tea. Nir Wegrzyn has over 30 years of experience in advertising and design and is managing partner of BrandOpus, one of the UK’s fastest growing design agencies. Part of the London Design Festival at the V&A. 16.00 - 17.00

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 Workshops

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    Thumbnail for Engineering Eyelashes: Paper Art

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    WORKSHOP: Drop in and explore the spectacular world of paper craft with artist Jessica Palmer. Inspired by the Power of Making exhibition, create quirky pieces ranging from eyelashes to jewellery - perfect for extreme expression.

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