V&A Academy

Explore our curated range of expert-led courses, workshops, and talks, all with the V&A collections at their core. Join us at V&A South Kensington or online to piece together histories, learn practical creative skills, reveal untold stories and more.


Deepen your understanding of the history of creativity, with experts from the V&A and beyond. Our courses offer insightful lectures, engaging group discussions and in-depth V&A object case studies. Explore key subject areas including the history of art and much more. With our online courses available live and on-demand, unlock learning anytime, anywhere.

Practical workshops

Grow your creative confidence with our hands-on courses and workshops, inspired by the V&A's collections. Online or in person, our specialist tutors create supportive learning environments to help you take your sewing skills to the next level, pick up a new painting technique, or master the art of portraiture.

Lectures and talks

Expand your knowledge with our expert-led talks and lectures. Together with leading voices from the creative industries, engage in thought-provoking discussions and discover new perspectives on contemporary and historical creativity.

African heritage

Unearth, challenge, question. Explore untold stories held within the V&A's vast collection. Embrace Black joy and creative thinking, contribute to building sustainable new narratives, and recount these concealed histories alongside experts from the museum and beyond.

Professional development

Develop the professional skills you need to excel in today's museum sector. Led by renowned practitioners with real-world experience, these intensive arts and heritage training courses use V&A case studies to provide unique insights into contemporary best practice.

Bespoke courses and training solutions

From executive leadership to collections care, from managing the exhibition lifecycle to heritage interpretation methodologies, find out about the bespoke training solutions we offer.


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