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Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered

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Are you a Scrabble Champion? A wannabee Chess grandmaster? Or a Monopoly megalomaniac? Game Plan: Board Games Rediscovered will celebrate the joy, excitement and occasional frustration of playing board games. This will exhibition include some of the most iconic, enthralling and visually striking games from the V&A’s outstanding national collection of board games. Alongside current family favourites such as Cluedo and Trivial Pursuit, and traditional games like chess, the exhibition will look at historical board games including The Game of the Goose and other beautifully designed games from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Hands-on interactives and the opportunity to become part of one big interactive game will direct visitors around the exhibition, and invite them to think about game playing experiences and what sort of player they are.

The exhibition will be available for tour from spring 2017, following its showing at the V&A Museum of Childhood from October 2016 to April 2017. It requires a space of 200-400 m2.

To find our more about our touring exhibitions, email mocexhibitions@vam.ac.uk.


 Small exhibitions on offer to UK venues

Clangers, Bagpuss & Co

Clanger courtesy Smallfilms and Fourcorners Books

Clanger courtesy Smallfilms and Fourcorners Books

An exhibition bringing together the animation work or Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin known as Smallfilms. Famous for Bagpuss, the Clangers, Ivor the Engine and Noggin the Nog, this partnership was one of the most creative and influential in children’s television history. Working in a barn in the Kent countryside to a shoestring budget, these visionaries used ingenuity and improvisation to create memorable and magical characters and stories, loved by generations of children. The exhibition includes original puppets, design drawings and sets, showing how two men developed their own unique style of film making. Their working tools, cameras and behind the scenes photographs will inspire you the next generation of stop motion animators. the exhibition includes interpretive build sets, some casing and interactive exhibits.

Approx 60 square metres with 12 linear metres of wall.

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