12 December 2018
The full re-opening of the Victoria & Albert Museum’s Cast Courts occurs at an apposite moment.
7 September 2018
Video Games Rule! The Victoria and Albert Museum has just opened a large, ambitious exhibition devoted to video games.
18 June 2018
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
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
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
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.
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.
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 travel will be explored in a major new exhibition, Ocean Liners: Speed & Style, Co-organised by the V&A in London
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
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’s celebrated artwork Place (Village) (2006-2008) will go on permanent display at the V&A Museum of Childhood
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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, […]
‘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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]