Objects of Censorship

As part of the V&A Performance Festival 2018, discover objects which tell stories of censorship with curators across the Museum

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  • Monday, 23 – Friday, 27 April 2018

  • Meeting Point, Grand Entrance, South Kensington

  • Free event

Objects of Censorship photo

This series of gallery talks looks in detail at objects in the collection that respond to or are informed by acts of censorship

Monday 23 April: Killing the Message: Censorship’s power to dilute and confuse
Led by Dawn Hoskin

Tuesday 24 April: Sacred and Secret: Catholic worship in England after the Reformation
Led by Alexandra Jones

Wednesday 25 April: Umbrellas as resistance: Protest and youth ambition
Led by Alice Power

Thursday 26 April: Michelangelo’s David: Indecency and the fig leaf
Led by Livia Turnbull

Friday 27 April: Rodin’s ‘Fantasies’: The censorship of same-sex desire as mythology in the 19th century
Led by Rebecca Knott

Duration of each talk: 20 minutes

Part of the V&A Performance Festival 2018