What's On Friday 12 October 2012

 Exhibitions

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    EXHIBITION: This spring the V&A celebrates the opening of the newly renovated Fashion galleries with an exhibition of beautiful ballgowns, red carpet evening dresses and catwalk showstoppers.

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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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 Conferences & Symposia

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    CONFERENCE: Friday 12 and Saturday 13 October, 10.00-17.15 This conference will bring together artists, curators, historians and museum professionals to explore the history of the artist as museum professionals, the museum environment and archive as the content of artistic production, the hidden subjectivity of the many artists working in museums and galleries alongside their practice and dynamic roles they play in 21st century museums and galleries.

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 Courses

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    YEAR COURSE: Celebrate the re-display of the Museum’s world-class early medieval collection. Fridays, 21 September 2012 – 12 July 2013 (over 3 terms), 11.00–15.30

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 Evening events

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    CREATIVE PROFESSIONALS EVENT: Take part in this evening to reflect on divisions between art and design, between form and function, and the irony of this irrelevance in an age where ideas are possibly more important than objects.

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    Free entry

    LIVE MUSIC: Free concerts by musicians from the Royal College of Music are performed on selected Friday evenings in the beautiful setting of the Norfolk House Music Room, from 18.30 – 19.30.

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    EVENING TALK: Join Nancy Crow as she discusses her work and the priorities and characteristics of art quilts.

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    LIVE MUSIC: Join us for a very special concert by James Senese & Napoli Centrale and be transported by the warm and lively sounds of their jazz-rock.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Free entry

    TOUR: Join one of our free themed tours exploring different aspects of the V&A's collection. Starts at 19.00 from the Meeting Point at the Grand Entrance.

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 Workshops

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    2 DAY WORKSHOP: Friday 12 – Saturday 13 October, 10.30 – 16.30 Following a tour of dogs depicted in art, you will master the techniques needed to create your own jack russell and golden retriever.

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