What's On Thursday 23 May 2013

 Exhibitions

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    EXHIBITION: The V&A has been given unprecedented access to the David Bowie archive to curate the first international retrospective of the extraordinary career of David Bowie - one of the most pioneering and influential performers of modern times.

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    EXHIBITION: The V&A reveals the majesty of the courts of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I to Ivan the Terrible and the early Romanovs in a major exhibition celebrating 500 years of exchange between Britain and Russia.

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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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 Courses

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    YEAR COURSE: Gain a unique perspective on one of the most dynamic periods in the history of European art. Thursdays, 20 September 2012 – 11 July 2013 (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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    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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    GALLERY TALK: Join us on a tour of the Galleries, looking at one of the most intimate pieces of furniture in the home.

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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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 Membership Events

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    The V&A’s collection of British and European oil paintings is less well known than its holdings of sculpture and the applied arts, however the Museum has acquired oil paintings since its foundation.

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    Susan Horth uses mixed media materials to create gorgeous intricately beaded and stitched animals and jewellery.

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    The V&A has undergone a radical transformation over the past decade.

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    Join V&A Assistant Curators Kristian Volsing and Elizabeth Bisley from the Furniture, Textiles and Fashion Department as they display objects from the collection.

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    Join V&A Assistant Curators Sau Fong Chan, Frances Parton and Roisin Inglesby as they look at objects from the V&A collection.

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