1 October 2019
The V&A will mark the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s death by transforming the way museum visitors experience the highly important Raphael Cartoons, loaned to the V&A from the Royal Collection by Her Majesty The Queen.
The V&A has acquired a series of work exploring the design identity of Extinction Rebellion (XR) – a global activist group calling for urgent action on climate change through acts of non-violent civil disobedience and disruption.
12 May 2019
The V&A has announced a new, long-term collaboration with Elton John and David Furnish to improve public access to photography.
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, […]