International training courses

The V&A runs a series of week-long intensive courses that offer unique training opportunities for museum professionals from overseas to work with V&A colleagues and peers on specific aspects of museum practice.

The courses are led by V&A experts and include both talks and hands-on workshops. Participants will be invited to share examples of projects from their institutions that they could develop during and after the course.

If you would like to discuss a course, your application or would like to request a brochure in another language (brochures currently available in Chinese, French, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Spanish), please email:



Generating New Income Streams
11 – 15 March 2019
Course Fee: £1,500 (excl. VAT)

As cultural organisations become increasingly tasked with generating income and diversifying funding sources, this course considers a range of opportunities including retail, membership, ticketed events, venue hire, catering and licensing. Led by specialist V&A staff, you will gain the insight and inspiration to identify and monetise your own organisation's assets in a way that supports your cultural mission and visitor experience.

Applications for the Generating New Income Streams course are open. Please email a completed application form to

Curating Fashion and Dress
25 – 29 March 2019
Course Fee: £1,500 (excl. VAT)

The V&A's Fashion collection is one of the largest and most comprehensive in the world, attracting millions of visitors. Through a series of talks and hands-on workshops, this one-week intensive course will guide you through how best to develop, manage and conserve your own fashion and dress collection. Joined by museum professionals from around the world, you will discover successful approaches developed at the V&A and at the institutions of fellow participants.

Applications for the Curating Fashion and Dress course are now open. Please email a completed application form to