Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Victoria and Albert Museum - August at the V&A 2017

Victoria and Albert Museum
August at the V&A 
Just opened:
Plywood: Material of the Modern World
Until Sunday 12 November

Sponsored by MADE.COM
Featuring groundbreaking pieces by Alvar Aalto, Marcel Breuer andCharles and Ray Eames, alongside an incredible range of objects from planes to skateboards, this exhibition tells the story of how this often-overlooked material made the modern world.

Supported by the American Friends of the V&A

Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains
Until 1 October 2017
Presented by the V&A, Pink Floyd and Iconic Entertainment Studios. 
Sound Experience by Sennheiser

This is the first international retrospective of one of the world's most pioneering and influential bands.
Due to popular demand, advance booking is strongly advised.
Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion
Until 18 February 2018
Sponsored by American Express

Cristóbal Balenciaga was one of the most innovative and influential designers of the 20th century. His craftsmanship, pioneering use of fabric and innovative cutting, set the tone for modern fashion.


To celebrate the exhibition, Daphne’s are offering a two-course meal, a ‘Fashionista’ cocktail and exhibition tickets for £40.

Art of Hipgnosis and the Album Cover
14 September, 19.00 – 20.45
Join Creative Director of Pink Floyd,Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell in celebration of the 50th anniversary year of the founding of design agency Hipgnosis for a discussion of his work with Pink Floyd and others.

(includes wine reception)
Hands-on Virtual Reality
Saturday 2 September,
10.30 – 17.00 

Learn how to produce your own VR story, explore different tools and software, shoot your own VR video and stitch it together. This workshop is led by ChroniclesVR.
V&A Yoga Morning
Saturday 5 August
08.45 – 11.00

Join our hour-long Dynamic Hatha Yoga session, suitable for all levels of experience before the museum doors open to the public. 

Afterwards you’ll be able to enjoy your choice of freshly brewed hot drink and a specially curated intimate tour.
Learn the skills needed to work in today’s museums
Starting in September 2017 

Whether you're looking to start a career in the museum sector or build upon existing experience, our new short, intensive professional development courses provide unique access to V&A collections and expertise.
The V&A Shop
The V&A Shop is a platform for emerging talent. Showcasing handcrafted and design-led products by jewellers, artisans and craftspeople, its range is distinguished by its quality and workmanship. 

New pieces are constantly arriving online, while every purchase supports the Museum. 

Why not discover what's new today?

Michael Morpurgo:
A Lifetime in Stories
Until 25 February

We celebrate Michael Morpurgo's life and writing in a new exhibition devised by Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books. 

See Joey, the horse puppet from the National Theatre’s award-winning stage adaptation of War Horse, alongside original artwork and manuscripts.

Passion, Power and Politics
Opens Saturday 30 September
Sponsored by Societe Generale
Sound Partner Bowers & Wilkins

Together the V&A and the Royal Opera House present a landmark exhibition exploring a vivid story of opera from its origins in late-Renaissance Italy to the present day

Ocean Liners:
Speed & Style
Opens Saturday 3 February
Sponsored by Viking Cruises  
Explore the romantic and remarkable age of ocean travel and discover how ocean liners helped shape the modern world.