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Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A)

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Art in the Age of Computers at the V&A Museum
Art in the Age of Computers at the V&A Museum

Art in the Age of Computers at the V&A Museum

Since they were created, people have wondered if computers could create art, and now the V&A has an exhibition of some of the results of that pondering.

Oct
22
2018
50 years since the abolition of censorship in the theatres
50 years since the abolition of censorship in the theatres

50 years since the abolition of censorship in the theatres

This exhibition is a wake up call to everyone how precious our freedoms are -- and needs to be seen by as many people as possible.

Oct
15
2018
The future starts here? Or does it?
The future starts here? Or does it?

The future starts here? Or does it?

One thing anyone who has ever looked at visions of the future will be able to tell you, is that our predecessors were utterly wrong. So it takes some gumption for the V&A to repeat the same... mistake?

May
15
2018
Modern videogames retrospective comes to the V&A
Modern videogames retrospective comes to the V&A

Modern videogames retrospective comes to the V&A

A festival looking at the impact that the modern computer game has had on society is coming to the V&A museum later this year.

Apr
10
2018
The golden age of the Ocean Liners comes to the V&A Museum
The golden age of the Ocean Liners comes to the V&A Museum

The golden age of the Ocean Liners comes to the V&A Museum

There was a brief period of time when luxury ruled the waves, if you had the money to afford it, when interior design was deco and dresses were short.

Feb
04
2018
The photography of Anthony Crickmay at the V&A
The photography of Anthony Crickmay at the V&A

The photography of Anthony Crickmay at the V&A

Lurking in one of the corners of the V&A museum is a large exhibition devoted to a famous photographer of famous people -- Anthony Crickmay.

Dec
31
2017
Find the Museum at Pooh Corner
Find the Museum at Pooh Corner

Find the Museum at Pooh Corner

A corner of central London is now a 100 acre wood and children's fantasy, overflowing with honey and a small bridge over a stream filling with small twigs.

Dec
09
2017
A glass room full of jewels at the V&A museum
A glass room full of jewels at the V&A museum

A glass room full of jewels at the V&A museum

There's a room in the VA& museum that was refurbished a shade under a decade ago, and banned photography -- but not any more.

Dec
04
2017
V&A acquires a fragment of Brutalist architecture
V&A acquires a fragment of Brutalist architecture

V&A acquires a fragment of Brutalist architecture

Ahead of its scandalous demolition, the V&A Museum has announced that it is acquiring a slab of the Brutalist housing estate, the Robin Hood Gardens, comprising both exterior facades and interiors of a maisonette flat.

Nov
10
2017
When theatre tickets were made from old beer boxes
When theatre tickets were made from old beer boxes

When theatre tickets were made from old beer boxes

The historic archive of the world’s oldest surviving grand Victorian music hall, Wilton's Music Hall in East London is to be conserved and made available by the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Oct
30
2017
Exhibition shows off the unbuilt plans for the V&A Museum
Exhibition shows off the unbuilt plans for the V&A Museum

Exhibition shows off the unbuilt plans for the V&A Museum

That cathedral to art and design is itself a product of the same, and has put on an exhibition about how it came to be what it is.

Sep
22
2017
The V&A looks at Plywood and likes it
The V&A looks at Plywood and likes it

The V&A looks at Plywood and likes it

The ancient Egyptians invented it, the Victorians industrialised it, the Edwardians loved it, and most of us who sat on plywood chairs at school hated it.

Sep
13
2017
See a scale model of the Royal Albert Hall
See a scale model of the Royal Albert Hall

See a scale model of the Royal Albert Hall

There's a small, but interesting display at the moment showing some of the late changes that were made to the Royal Albert Hall during its construction.

Sep
11
2017
A room in the V&A Museum filled with architectural models
A room in the V&A Museum filled with architectural models

A room in the V&A Museum filled with architectural models

Far away from the main visitor route, there's a large room high up in the V&A museum full of architectural models.

Sep
03
2017
Have you seen the dog memorials in the V&A?
Have you seen the dog memorials in the V&A?

Have you seen the dog memorials in the V&A?

Two small easy to overlook plaques can be found in the V&A's central garden, both memorials to much loved canines.

Sep
03
2017
The V&A Museum’s new entrance
The V&A Museum’s new entrance

The V&A Museum’s new entrance

A few weeks ago, and a decade or so later than originally planned, the V&A finally opened its new Exhibition Road entrance.

Jul
26
2017
History of Europe – Told by its Theatres at the V&A
History of Europe – Told by its Theatres at the V&A

History of Europe – Told by its Theatres at the V&A

Much like the early days of travelling players, there's a travelling exhibition about the history of the theatre, and it's currently in London.

Jul
16
2017
Just like that – V&A acquires Tommy Cooper’s Fez
Just like that – V&A acquires Tommy Cooper’s Fez

Just like that – V&A acquires Tommy Cooper’s Fez

The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) recently acquired one of Tommy Cooper's famous fezzes, and it has just gone on display.

Dec
07
2016

Margaret Thatcher’s clothes to go on display

A small collection of 1980s fashion is going on display in the V&A museum, and the clothes were all worn by Margaret Thatcher while she was Prime Minister.

Oct
01
2016
Is it ever OK to wear socks with sandals?
Is it ever OK to wear socks with sandals?

Is it ever OK to wear socks with sandals?

Is it ever wrong to wear socks with sandals? It may surprise you to learn that not only can it be acceptable, but indeed can be mandatory.

Jul
04
2015
The London Museum with its own Room 101
The London Museum with its own Room 101

The London Museum with its own Room 101

In a corner, away from the main crowds, there is a museum gallery that is Room 101. A dark dimly lit room that few people can stumble upon by accident.

Feb
08
2013