V&A Secondary Schools Live Webinar - Spotlight on...V&A Science Labs (15 March 2022)

To celebrate British Science Week, we’re offering a behind the scenes tour of the V&A Science Labs. Find out about the scientific analysis of objects, paintings and artefacts from the V&A’s collections.

+44 (0)20 7942 2000
  • Zoom, Online

  • Free event


Past Event

Find out how art historians and scientists work together, detective-like, to trace their origins and uncover the hidden stories of historical objects. The session will also show how the V&A scientists use their understanding of artists’ materials to help preserve precious museum collections into the future.

This webinar will be streamed live to multiple schools and feature a Q&A with our V&A Scientists. By the end of the session your students will have discovered:
- How science is used at the V&A to reveal hidden histories behind objects
- Different types of scientific careers that exist in museums
- The collaboration between curators, conservators and scientists.
- Links between Science, Art and Design (STEAM curriculum)

Suitable for KS3 – 5 students
15 March, 11.00-12.00

Click on the 'BOOK NOW' on this page to place your booking for your class & please book using your schools email. Once booked, you will receive an automated email to confirm that we have received your booking. You will receive an email via V&A Schools Zoom with your joining link and any supporting information one week ahead of the event. If you have any queries about booking your session, please get in touch on schools@vam.ac.uk

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