What's On Thursday 22 September 2011

 Exhibitions

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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: Gain a fresh perspective on one of the most dynamic periods in the history of European art. Thursdays, 15 September 2011 – 12 July 2012 (over 3 terms), 11.00–15.30.

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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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    TALK: Join Hannah Brown and Arthur Green to look at the winning entries of the Society of Bookbinders International Competition 2011. Part of the London Design Festival.

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    TALK: Following last year's sell-out talk, Beyond the Valley return to discuss their latest work with Granimator - an app allowing visitors to interact with prints designed by Kristjana S Williams. The app enables you to look behind the print and delve into the creative’s mind. Part of the London Design Festival at the V&A.

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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: Award-winning designer and silversmith Nedda El-Asmar discusses her passion for re-imagining traditional objects for the home. Her work for luxury design houses includes a recent elegant mussel pot for Demeyere. This talk coincides with her exhibition of over 100 luxury objects at the Mosaic Rooms, Kensington. Part of the London Design Festival at 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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    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: This debate will explore the challenges of designing and producing products for the elderly and aged. A panel of experts will review best practice and examine trends in an expanding market place. This events is part of a series marking 40 years of Hitch Mylius' design. Part of the London Design Festival at the V&A.

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    TALK: Take a tour of a display of photographs by Bedford Lemere & Co, the firm which pioneered architectural photography between 1870 and 1930. Curators Anne Woodward and Gary Winter, of English Heritage, will explore the images on display and discuss the firm’s significance and their extraordinary client list, which included architects, designers, industrialists and retailers. Part of the London Design Festival at the V&A.

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 Workshops

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    WORKSHOP: Celebrate Trafalgar Square’s iconic residents in this free, drop-in sculpture workshop. Artist Steph Rubin will be on hand to show you how to sculpt using templates and specialist modelling tools to produce your own clay pigeon. Add your pigeon to our mock-up of London’s skyline and watch the flock grow throughout the day. Part of the London Design Festival at the V&A.

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    WORKSHOP: Join this free workshop led by ceramicist Rosa Nguyen to make your own unique clay flower and vessel and add it to our garden installation. Rosa will demonstrate how to manipulate the surface of clay to create three dimensional pieces. Arrange your flower in a pop up garden taking shape at the V&A over two days. Workshop is open between 11:00 and 16:00 on both days. Part of the London Design Festival at the V&A.

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