The V&A’s retrospective of Spanish couturier, Cristóbal Balenciaga, opens tomorrow. This exhibition includes a collaboration with X-ray artist, Nick Veasey, whose forensic analysis of Balenciaga's work have been re-worked on to this exclusive V&A scarf. Buy yours online today: [ Vam.ac.uk Link ]
The VAs retrospective of Spanish couturier Cristóbal Balenciaga opens tomorrow T
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#OnThisDay 1896 Last Tsar of Russia, Nicholas II, was crowned.

This gold Fabergé, presentation box, with enamel and brilliant-cut diamonds is decorated on the lid with the crowned cipher of Tsar Nicholas II and surrounded by Imperial eagles.

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OnThisDay 1896 Last Tsar of Russia Nicholas II was crowned
Join the Learning Academy this evening for a glass of wine and enjoy a wide range of free events throughout the museum including a yoga session, opera performances, plus a range of gallery talks and practical workshops. [ Ow.ly Link ] #FridayLate
Join the Learning Academy this evening for a glass of wine and
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It's the #MembersPreview day of #Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion, 10.00 – 22.00.
Join #vamMembership today and be the first to see this ground-breaking exhibition before it opens to the general public! [ Ow.ly Link ]

Part of Members' Week

Dovima with Sacha, cloche and suit by Balenciaga, Café des Deux Magots, Paris, 1955. Photograph by Richard Avedon © The Richard Avedon Foundation
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#Balenciaga's clients came from around the world; they belonged to the governing and aristocratic classes, the world of fashion and entertainment, with some consistently loyal to the couturier over 20 to 30 years. Discover more in our upcoming exhibition [ Ow.ly Link ]
Balenciagas clients came from around the world they belonged to the governing
We’re happy to announce that our record breaking exhibition #DavidBowieIs has reached its next touring venue and opens today at Museu del Disseny de Barcelona
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Were happy to announce that our record breaking exhibition DavidBowieIs has reached
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DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: Showcasing the creative possibilities of plastic, designer Iris De La Torre has created handmade brooches and necklaces, which are now stocked in the V&A Shop. Combining her interests in ancient cultures, 1960s graphic design, Mexican folklore and culture, these accessories are a fun choice, with each one made in the UK. Shop Iris De la Torre’s collection online – [...
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DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT Showcasing the creative possibilities of plastic designer Iris De La
Here are the exhibits we looked at during our Jewellery #TwitterTour with Curator Richard Edgcumbe. Explore some of the gallery highlights #InsideVAM

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Here are the exhibits we looked at during our Jewellery TwitterTour with
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Did you know that our plaster cast of Michelangelo’s David was 3D scanned to be used as a prop for the film Alien: Covenant?
In this blog post, Sculpture Conservator, Johanna Puisto, discusses the process.
Did you know that our plaster cast of Michelangelos David was 3D

Michelangelo’s David – Part 1: Creating virtual copies of casts

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We're live from the private view of #Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion with Museum Director Tristram Hunt. Hear from him why you shouldn't miss this amazing exhibition
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This brooch from 1873 was given to #QueenVictoria by her daughter Alice and her husband Louis as a Birthday Present. It has a compartment on the back for a lock of hair. The Queen was born #Onthisday 1819

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This brooch from 1873 was given to QueenVictoria by her daughter Alice
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We are live from the #presspreview of #Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion with curator Cassie Davies-Strodder for a short introduction of the exhibition
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Givenchy is one of #Balenciaga's most vocal admirers. See the craftsmanship and skill that made Cristóbal Balenciaga's creations so special in our #Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion exhibition opening this Saturday! [ Ow.ly Link ]
Givenchy is one of Balenciagas most vocal admirers See the craftsmanship and
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The new V&A Shop is now open! In eight weeks, the Shop was transformed into a cutting-edge space that showcases the best in design, materials and innovation. When work began in late March, the architect wanted to uncover the true architectural skeleton of the site, both retaining elements of the original structure and constructing new display systems around it. The result — captured from...
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Congratulations to the 12 finalists of the BBC Womans Hour Craft Prize. Their work will be exhibited here from 7 September 2017 – 5 February 2018, before touring to venues around the UK.

The finalists are Laura Ellen Bacon, Alison Britton, Neil Brownsword, Lin Cheung, Phoebe Cummings, Caren Hartley, Peter Marigold, Celia Pym, Romilly Saumarez Smith, Andrea Walsh, Emma Woffenden, and Laura...
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Congratulations to the 12 finalists of the BBC Womans Hour Craft Prize

V&A · The Woman’s Hour Craft Prize 2017

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Don't miss the last chance to see our Prix Pictet exhibition this weekend, showcasing the work of the 12 shortlisted photographers for the world's leading award for photography and sustainability. Here are some shots of each of the photographers in front of their work, including the award's winner Richard Mosse.

Open until this Sunday 28 May, free admission

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Dont miss the last chance to see our Prix Pictet exhibition this
Try your hand at mastering ceramics in the Museum and the studio, experimenting with drawing raw materials. [ Ow.ly Link ]
Try your hand at mastering ceramics in the Museum and the studio

V&A · Drawing Materials: �Ceramics

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The Museum 's collection of #Balenciaga's pieces was initiated by photographer and designer Cecil Beaton in the 1970s. Examine Balenciaga's talent and lasting impact on the world of fashion in our upcoming show [ Ow.ly Link ]
The Museum s collection of Balenciagas pieces was initiated by photographer and
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Born #OnThisDay in 1907, theatrical legend #LaurenceOliver. This costume was worn by him in a 1944 production of #RichardIII a role he went on to play famously on film.

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Born OnThisDay in 1907 theatrical legend LaurenceOliver This costume was worn by
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