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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 British Galleries which house the most comprehensive collection of British design and art on view anywhere in the world.

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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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    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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    FREE DEMONSTRATION: Drop in and meet digital artists and designers who explore intersections of art, design, craft and technology.

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    LUNCHTIME LECTURE: Learn more about Disobedient Objects with Catherine Flood, Curator of the exhibition.

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    FREE TOUR: Led by our current Artist in Residence, Nao Matsunaga.

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    LUNCHTIME LECTURE: An introduction to this important style, focussing on a number of important designers – Worth, Lucile, Paquin, Poiret – and key subjects such as jewellery and accessories, the role of advertising, artists as designers, and the relationships between designers and their clients.

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    LUNCHTIME LECTURE: One of the world’s most ubiquitous garments, the t-shirt has been produced for both the high street and haute couture for over 100 years.

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    LUNCHTIME LECTURE: In 1924 the V&A accepted the gift of a huge collection of theatrical ephemera from Gabrielle Enthoven, playwright, actress and 'theatrical encyclopedia'.

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    FREE EVENT: Visit Matthew in his studio to find out more about his residency, see work in progress and learn about his practice and techniques as an early-career ceramicist.

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    DEMONSTRATION: Watch Thomas Greenaway demonstrate the traditional techniques of Pietre Dure as practised in Renaissance Italy.

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    LUNCHTIME LECTURE: The V&A installed four beehives on the roof of the museum in the spring of 2013.

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    LUNCHTIME LECTURE: Dr Conway spent five years of research for her book "Tai Magic: Arts of the Supernatural".

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    LUNCHTIME LECTURE: Join the exhibition curator to explore the photographer’s early career in Paris, delving into the fascinating stories behind some of his most memorable pictures.

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    LUNCHTIME LECTURE: The V&A’s major exhibition Constable: The Making of a Master will reassess John Constable’s influences, techniques and legacy to offer a new interpretation of Britain’s best-loved artist.

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    LUNCHTIME LECTURE: As part of the V&A’s celebration of the 2014 UK Russia Year of Culture, Pamela Smith will introduce some of the Russian textiles in the museum’s collection – embroideries, woven fabrics and dress – exploring their original cultural context and meaning.

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    LUNCHTIME LECTURE: One of the most endearing works featured in the V&A current display Personal Favourites is a Venetian silver bowl from around 1480 with the image of a sleeping dog.

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    LUNCHTIME LECTURE: The V&A+RIBA Architecture Partnership brings together two world-class architectural collections under one roof.

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