V&A Magazine

V&A Magazine is published three times a year and carries expertise-led editorial alongside original photography and illustration by some of the world's leading practitioners.

The magazine has been providing a semi-independent editorial perspective on the Museum and its activities since it was launched by the V&A and Cultureshock Media in 2003.

V&A Magazine is available as a single issue, as part of a subscription or free with a V&A Membership.

Current issue: Autumn/Winter 2016

Current issue: Autumn/Winter 2016

Looking at 'the decade the historians won’t let us forget', taking in music, style, publishing and politics, editor and writer Dylan Jones charts the multiple uprisings that occurred during the 1960s, coinciding with the exhibition ‘You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966-1970’. Additionally, editor Marsha Rowe tells of a life lived between nations and pages as she travelled from Australia to England working at Oz, Vogue and Ink before launching Spare Rib; and Tony Elliott looks back at the decade during which he found himself at the centre of London’s vibrant arts scene, spurring him on to launch Time Out. The 1960s-themed cover is a design by art director Pearce Marchbank for V&A Magazine.

Elsewhere in the issue: Curator Kate Bailey explains the enduring power of Glastonbury through a brief history of the pioneering festival; Curator Glyn Davies opens up a world of Medieval English embroidery, focusing on materials and methods; Icelandic-based British artist James Merry traces his relationship with the techniques and processes of embroidery back to the very beginning of his existence; V&A Keeper of Word and Image Julius Bryant looks at the life and work of John Lockwood Kipling, a creative polymath for whom the Great Exhibition of 1851 lit a spark of inspiration; and Curator Catherine Howell provides us with a history of board games, examining at the rules that create play, instructive design and the ways in which games reflect society.

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