The V&A is an international organisation, with global relevance, collections, audiences, exhibitions and relationships. We develop international contacts through research, strategic cultural partnerships, trading, touring exhibitions, professional training and consultancy. This international work opens up our collections to global audiences, scholars and creative practitioners and brings benefits to the Museum, our visitors and our partners by broadening our horizons, enriching our knowledge and expertise.
Expanding our international reach, reputation and impact is core to our strategy and we are always looking for new international partners.
For more information, contact International.Initiatives@vam.ac.uk
Our international work
Find out about the breadth of our international work in and with various countries around the globe.
The V&A has begun an exciting collaboration with China Merchants Group (CMG) to support the development of an ambitious new design museum in the Shekou district of Shenzhen, China, due to open in 2017.
The Jameel Prize is an international award for contemporary art and design inspired by Islamic tradition. Its aim is to explore the relationship between Islamic traditions of art, craft and design and contemporary work as part of a wider debate about Islamic culture and its role today.
The V&A is collaborating with La Biennale di Venezia on two exciting projects at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition in 2016, the world's largest and most important architectural forum.
Culture in Crisis
Our Culture in Crisis programme is dedicated to protecting the world’s cultural heritage and supporting communities that suffer cultural loss, whether through criminal acts or natural disaster.
Exhibitions for hire
The V&A's touring programme is one of the largest in the world. Combining cultural expertise with exceptional objects, we deliver a high quality product to a variety of institutions internationally, working flexibly to accommodate the needs of individual venues and diverse audiences.
The V&A supports an ambitious programme of loans, a key means of making our collections widely available to the public and enhancing the reputation of the V&A as the world’s leading museum of art and design.
International Training Courses
We are hosting a series of week-long intensive training courses that offer museum professionals from overseas the unique opportunity to work with V&A colleagues and peers on specific aspects of museum practice.
We are committed to providing the best possible physical and intellectual access to all our collections and expertise throughout the UK, as well as at South Kensington and the V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green.