7 September 2018

The Fine Art Of Video Games – V&A – Edward Lucie-Smith

Video Games Rule! The Victoria and Albert Museum has just opened a large, ambitious exhibition devoted to video games.

18 June 2018

Frida Kahlo Artist or Cult Figure? Making Her Self Up at V&A

Frida Kahlo’s life is so interwoven with her art that there is little separation. Her biography is well-known, and so is her image. The brightly dressed artist in traditional Mexican clothes with her prominent monobrow. The pain and suffering she endured first through childhood polio and subsequently through a tram crash are well documented.

3 May 2018

Linda McCartney Photographs Gifted To V&A By Husband Paul

The V&A has announced a major gift of 63 photographs by Linda McCartney, generously gifted by Paul McCartney and his family.

27 March 2018

Duchess of Cambridge Becomes V&A Museum’s First Royal Patron

The V&A has announced that Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge has agreed to become Royal Patron to the Museum.

9 March 2018

Frida Kahlo Estate Raises A Monobrow To Artist Barbie Doll

Relatives of the estate of the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo are considering suing the Frida Kahlo Corporation over claims it holds the rights to her image.

10 September 2017

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Winnie-the-Pooh Celebrated In Largest Ever V&A Exhibition

Winnie-the-Pooh is celebrated in a new exhibition at the V&A in London. For the first time in nearly 40 years this December as part of the UK’s largest ever exhibition on Winnie-the-Pooh, A.A. Milne, and E.H. Shepard. Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic will be a multi-sensory, playful exhibition that will explore the magical world of Winnie-the-Pooh – one of the most adored fictional characters of all time.

7 August 2017

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Dr. Martin Roth Former Director Of London’s V&A Dies Age 62

Dr. Martin Roth the former director of the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) has died age 62.

31 July 2017

The Golden Age Of Ocean Liners Explored In New V&A Exhibition

The golden age of ocean travel will be explored in a major new exhibition, Ocean Liners: Speed & Style, Co-organised by the V&A in London

2 May 2017

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Amanda Levete To Unveil V&A’s Largest Architectural Intervention For 100 Years

V&A’s Exhibition Road Quarter designed by the Stirling Prize-winning British architect Amanda Levete and her practice AL_A unveiled

27 April 2017

V&A Announces DesignLab Nation National Programme To Support Design Education

The Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) have announced DesignLab Nation, a national programme to support design education for 11 to 16-year-olds, working with regional museums. It will use the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2016 prize money to fund an ambitious national schools programme, DesignLab Nation, to help revive art and design education in secondary schools.

18 March 2017

Rachel Whiteread Village Installation Given Permanent Home At V&A MOC

Rachel Whiteread’s celebrated artwork Place (Village) (2006-2008) will go on permanent display at the V&A Museum of Childhood

14 June 2016

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The Smithsonian Announce Plans Of Joint Venture With London’s V&A

The Smithsonian in Washington has officially announced plans to cooperate with London’s Victoria and Albert Museum on a major international joint venture in London. The proposed site situated in front of the London Aquatics Centre and a few hundred yards from the former Olympic Stadium. The permanent gallery space will become part of V&A East, a cultural complex created in Queen […]

6 May 2016

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V&A’s Bizarre Decision To Ban All Sketching At Undressed Is Pants

I know I’m a little late to the party here but several people have been asking me what I make of the V&A’s bizarre decision to ban all sketching at its exhibition on underwear. I’m perhaps not as outraged as some are at it, as I do harbour a controversial view that sketching in art galleries […]

3 March 2016

Botticelli Appropriated: The Art Of Recycling Old Masters By Their Disciples – Reveiw

Not long after the National Gallery’s opening of Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art, here is another exhibition showing an iconic artist’s influence on subsequent generations.  However, unlike the Delacroix, with Botticelli Reimagined at the Victoria and Albert Museum the very title suggests what to expect and so there is no disappointment involved.   At […]

26 February 2016

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1960s Revolutionary Attitudes And Impact Explored In New V&A Exhibition

A new V&A exhibition sets out to explore the era-defining significance and impact of the late 1960s upon life today. From global civil rights, multiculturalism, environmentalism, consumerism, computing, communality to neoliberalist politics, the world we live in has been vitally influenced by five revolutionary years 1966 – 70. You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels […]

28 November 2015

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Paul Strand: First UK Exhibition In 30 Years Mounted By V&A

The V&A are presenting the first retrospective of the American photographer Paul Strand (1890-1976) in the UK for over 30 years. Revered as one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century, Strand defined the way fine art and documentary photography is understood and practiced today. Part of a tour organised by Philadelphia Museum of Art, […]

14 November 2015

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V&A Undresses The Top Layer To Expose The Undergarment In New Exhibition

The V&A has announced a new exhibition which traces the story of underwear design from the 18th century to the present day, considering the practical and personal, sensory and fashionable and exploring underwear’s roles of protecting and enhancing the body. Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear will display more than 200 examples of underwear for men and women, […]

9 November 2015

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Julia Margaret Cameron Bicentenary Photo Exhibition Set To Open At V&A

‘I write to ask you if you will… exhibit at the South Kensington Museum a set of Prints of my late series of Photographs that I intend should electrify you with delight and startle the world’ –Julia Margaret Cameron to Henry Cole, 21 February 1866 To mark the bicentenary of the birth of Julia Margaret Cameron […]

6 November 2015

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Baroness Thatcher V&A Snub Denied By New Museum Chairman

We reported on Tuesday that cast offs from the collection of The Right Honourable Baroness Thatcher were to be offered by Christies after being rejected as a potential gift by the V&A. This information was based on a story in the Daily Telegraph. Now the Victoria and Albert Museum said it was “stupefied’” by the reports that […]

3 November 2015

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Iron Lady Thatcher’s Castoffs Go Under The Hammer After V&A Snub

Cast offs from the Collection of The Right Honourable Baroness Thatcher are to be offered by Christies after being rejected as a potential gift by the V&A, a story in today’s Daily Telegraph reports. In the year that ‘The Iron Lady’ would have celebrated her 90th birthday, approximately 350 personal lots will be offered across two landmark […]

23 October 2015

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V&A Unveil New Installation By Indian Artist Subodh Gupta

A major new installation by leading Indian contemporary artist Subodh Gupta has been unveiled at he V&A.  When Soak Becomes Spill. The work, created especially for the South Kensington Museum, as part of the India Festival, features a stainless steel bucket standing six metres high and overflowing with hundreds of pots, pans, containers and cooking implements. The […]

3 August 2015

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Alexander McQueen Crowned The Most Popular Exhibition In V&A History

More than 480,000 people visited Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty at the V&A, making it the most visited paid-for exhibition at the Museum ever. The exhibition was the only major UK retrospective of the work of the visionary fashion designer Lee Alexander McQueen, widely celebrated as one of the most innovative designers of his generation.  Alexander […]

1 August 2015

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New Contemporary Installation Commissioned For V&A’s Europe 1600-1815 Galleries

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London has announced that its Europe 1600–1815 galleries will open on 9 December following a £12.5 million restoration, with £4.75 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The project was delayed due to a “complicated build”, according to a museum spokesman. The new display of over 1,100 artefacts, from the […]

28 July 2015

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Grayson Perry, Julian Opie Respond To The Idea Of Portraiture At V&A

This summer the V&A presents Facing History: Contemporary Portraiture, a display of 80 prints and photographs drawn from the V&A’s collection that explores the variety of artists’ responses to the idea of portraiture over the last 20 years. On display is the work by over 20 artists including Julian Opie, Grayson Perry, Thomas Ruff, Maud […]

9 June 2015

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C.A. Halpin: Two New Multimedia London Exhibitions Announced

C.A. Halpin will be the featured artist in two new multimedia exhibitions in London this summer and again in January 2016. Expect large-scale drawings, sculpture, music performance and projections, depicting children carrying heavy objects – from bricks and bags to water and each other.   It’s A Hard World For Little Things’ comprises two exhibitions, […]

20 April 2015

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What is Luxury? Seemingly Disparate Objects Juxtaposed In New Exhibition

What is Luxury? a new exhibition at the V&A will present exceptional examples of contemporary design and craftsmanship alongside conceptual projects which interrogate fundamental ideas of luxury, its production and future. From a diamond made from roadkill to a vending machine stocked with DNA, a golden crown for ecclesiastical use to traditional military tailoring, over 100 objects will address how luxury is […]

13 March 2015

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Alexander McQueen Savage Queuety Opens To The British Public

The highly anticipated Alexander McQueen exhibition ‘Savage Beauty’ will finally be opening its doors to the public this weekend after an appeal by fans to mount the show here in London, following its startling successful run at New York’s Metropolitan Museum. It just goes to show that  something as British as McQueen’s designs are universal […]

8 February 2015

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Wolsey Angels Saved for the Nation By Heritage Memorial Fund

The recovery of Wolsey’s angels is one of those miracles that historians pray for; something that seems irrevocably lost has been there all the time. To claim the angels for the nation would connect us to one of the liveliest eras of our history and one of its most remarkable men.” – Hilary Mantel The […]