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V&A exhibition looks at the Theatre Stage

As much as the play itself and the actors, one of the dominant features of a play or musical is the stage design, and an exhibition is currently looking at that aspect of the stage performance.


Last chance to see the Raphael cartoons for a long time

This year marks the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s death, and oddly, the V&A has decided to close it's Raphael Court for most of the year.


Exhibition – Beatrix Potter’s Art: ‘drawn with design’

A corridor in the V&A Museum is lined with small pencil drawings, showing a young Beatrix Potter experimenting with the ideas which would form her later books.


Early porcelain head goes on display at the V&A

An exceptionally rare porcelain sculpture, made in London in the 1740s, and rediscovered in a French flea market has gone on display in the V&A.


Photos of 1980s-90s London theatre go on display

Towards the end of the Cold War, a Czech photographer came to London, and his photos are now on display in the V&A museum.


The V&A explores the future of food production

Of all the great achievements of the 20th century, food has to be one of the greatest -- not just the abundance of it, but how prices today are a fraction of what they used to cost. But at what cost to the environment?


An unexpected corridor in the V&A Museum

A long wood lined corridor that's not on the map contains a rather charming gallery of actors and other artistic sorts.


Queen Victoria’s sapphire and diamond coronet goes on display

In this the 200th anniversary of the births of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, the V&A museum has put Queen Victoria’s famous coronet on display after it was saved from being sold overseas.


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?