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V&A puts Elton John into Room 101

Room 101 in the V&A has been refurbished and is now half of a space given over to the museum's photography collection.


You can now stand inside Trajan’s Column

Ever since it was built in 1873, there's been a tantalizing door inside the V&A Museum that normally locked, and only very occasionally opened -- but now is open all the time.


Salvador Dalí’s champagne lamps go on display

The V&A says that it has acquired one of the most important examples of modern lighting ever designed in the UK, a joint creation of artist Salvador Dalí and his most important British patron, Edward James.


When plywood and plastic ruled — at the V&A

There's a room in the V&A that's filled with more than the usual abundance of nostalgia, looking at domestic design in the post-war years.


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.


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.


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?


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.