V&A

V&A


The Victoria and Albert Museum is the world's leading museum of art and design.

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Art deco designers were influenced by the African objects, and artists attempted to replicate aspects of African design through using bold colour palettes and geometric patterns. Bequeathed by C.J. Corbett Palmer. Learn how legacies have shaped the V&A

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Throwback time! This Fashion in Motion from 2015 featured @wales_bonner 's collection. Grace's SS15 graduate collection Afrique explored Coco Chanel via Lagos and won the L’Oreal Professionnel Designer of the Year Award. Find out more:

The scholar and intellectual W. E. B. Dubois proposed that black people were perpetually aware of their inner self as seen by the white viewer. This print by Maria Magdelena Campos=Pons could be viewed as an interpretation of this idea of seeing oneself from the outside.

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Part Polynesian, part African–American, model Kellie Wilson left the U.S in the mid-1960s in search of better work opportunities. After moving to Paris, she featured regularly as a model for Mary Quant. Book now – ©Gunnar Larsen#BlackHistoryMonth 

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The ability to commission a portrait painted in oil was regarded as a sure sign of achievement and social status. Francis Williams was a Jamaican poet and a scholar. Williams is shown as a scholar in his book-lined study, with a globe of the world.

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Due to extraordinary demand, tickets for our next #FashioninMotion  are sold out. We will have a limited number available on the day, on a first come, first served basis. @guopeiofficial  will showcase her Alternate Universe Couture collection on Fri 1 Nov:

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No one brought theatre to the forefront of culture quite like Sergei Diaghilev did with his extraordinary Ballets Russes. Our course The Making of Modern Theatre explores the plays, players, directors and writers that changed theatre in the 20th century:

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As a teacher, you could run #InnovateVAM  over a term within D&T, over a day with a #STEAM  project, or over a few weeks with an extra-curricular club. Download here:

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#Kimono became the principal item of dress for all classes and sexes in Japan from the 16th c. and is still a symbol of Japanese culture. Discover real kimono here at the V&A: #KimOhNo 

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One of the very first photos of London and the oldest one in our collection! The process used is called "daguerreotype". It's the first photographic process through which an image is formed on a silvered copper plate. By M. De Ste.Croix, London, 1839

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Happy #WinniethePoohDay ! Author A.A.Milne was born #otd  in 1882 & to celebrate we're giving away 3 pots of honey from the V&A beehives. RT for a chance to win! #WinniethePooh 

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In Videogames #DesignPlayDisrupt  we go behind the scenes of Nintendo’s creative process for the fantastically fun #Splatoon . Watch what Producer Hisashi Nogami and Head of Software Development Shinya Takahashi thought when they visited the exhibition.

Our hearts are with Paris as we reflect on the devastating #NotreDameCathedralFire . This poignant photo by Charles Marville, created in c1855, marked the end of a restoration project that saw the addition of the iconic spire to the cathedral, now sadly lost.

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To celebrate the record-breaking #DavidBowieIs , RT for the chance to win a bundle of #Bowie  goodies from !

'A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.'― Coco Chanel#InternationalWomensDay 

We now have all three of our #Leonardoda Vinci notebooks fully available online! . You can also see one of our notebooks in person at the Leonardo da Vinci: A Mind in Motion exhibition at the @britishlibrary  #Leonardo500 

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Peter Rabbit creator was born in 1866. , s #otde  was an #Didyouknowccomplished  natural scientist? While she struggled to find recognition as a woman, today her drawings and paintings are widely valued by modern mycologists.

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