All posts in V&A

Photography gallery at V&A museum named after Elton John following ‘significant’ donation

Elton John and his husband David Furnish will have a photography gallery at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London named after them following a significant donation. The singer is a passionate and prolific acquirer of photography and has been collecting art for over 30 years, building one of the world’s finest private collections with […]

How LGBTQ tours are changing the game from the V&A to the Polar Museum

In 2015, London’s Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) introduced a new tour to their line-up of free guided tours featuring their displayed collection: the LGBTQ tour. On the last Saturday of each month, guests are invited to join one of the tours emphasizing the V&A’s relationship with artists and patrons represented in the museum that have […]

Somenotsukasa Yoshioka: a workshop ‘In Search of Forgotten Colours’

The 19th-century saw the industrialization of various manufacturing processes. One of which was the way in which materials were dyed. In the mid-1800s, the creation of synthetic dyes slowly pushed the use of natural dyes out. Traditional means for dying fabrics by using dyes made from various plants thus fell to the wayside. Somenotsukasa Yoshioka, […]

That’s a wrap for the future: looking back at the V&A’s ‘The Future Starts Here’

‘The Future Starts Here’ is a design exhibition reminiscent of the stories told about the World’s Fair. Futuristic, exciting, baffling, and at times intimidating advancements in design sometimes offer a glimpse into what could be in our world. We are used to the likes of such displays at tech or design shows – even car […]

The V&A’s Cast Courts’ face lift will soon be finished

The Victoria and Albert Museum’s cast collection saw its inauguration in 1873. In past few decades, though, the casts that filled Gallery 46A and 46B were looking a bit worse for wear. Due to building constructions at the museum and other galleries and exhibitions consuming most of museum staff’s attention, the casts were accumulating extra […]

The Art of the Game: in-game photography makes way for blurry lines between video game and art

What constitutes art and can video games fall into the confines of it as a category? This question is quite frankly one that verges on that which is trite and it capable of making your head spin. Video games are becoming a force that cannot be ignored as they take on the art and sports […]