One of the Museum's little known Elizabethan treasures is an album of armour designs produced between 1557 and 1587 in the Royal Armoury in Greenwich.

For armour specialists it is one of the most important documentary sources on armour history to survive. It also offers vivid insights into the history of men's fashion, life at Elizabeth's court, the history of ornament and Elizabethan...
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Get into the spirit of our Out For Revolution #FridayLate, taking place this time next week on 27 January, with our #RecordsandRebels LGBTQIA playlist! Did you know that #RecordsandRebels is open late every Friday? Why not visit tonight, or stop by as part of the celebrations next Friday?

Add your songs to the playlist or simply sing along here: vam.ac.uk/articles/protest-playlists
"Sheds light on a little-known contributor to the Arts and Crafts movement" (The Upcoming). Discover the untold story of #LockwoodKipling and this fascinating period in India's history. Open now until 2 April. Free admission. [ Bit.ly Link ]

V&A · Lockwood Kipling: Arts and Crafts in the Punjab and London

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Join #ThisBrutalWorld author and graphic designer Peter Chadwick for a discussion of his formative years growing up in the North East of England in the 1980s, where the surrounding industrial landscape ignited his interest in concrete, music and Brutalism. Peter will be discussing a collection of favourite buildings from his book accompanied by music from the period. [ Ow.ly Link ]
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love: an explosion of music, style and Utopian-thinking, drawing 100,000 young adventurers to the streets of San Francisco. As the 25 block neighbourhood of Haight-Ashbury rocked, a cultural revolution dawned, one that promoted peace in a world shocked by the Vietnam War. Five decades later, these issues of political division and the rights...
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2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality. But how far have we come in the fight for equality? Learn more at January's #Fridaylate [ Ow.ly Link ]
Happy #WinnieThePoohDay! This day marks the birthday of author A. A. Milne. Our ‘Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic’ exhibition, opening on 16 December, will explore the enduring success of this beloved bear. Are you a fan of Winnie-the-Pooh books? Share your favourite quotes today using #WinnieThePooh

Illustration by E.H. Shepard for Chapter 3 of Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne, 1926 © The...
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Join our wonderful volunteer guides on behind-the-scenes tours in the #conservation studios twice a month [ Ow.ly Link ]
The Tree of Jesse Cope has been looked after by the Museum for more than 120 years. It was made in London some 700 years ago, between around 1310 and 1325, and is one of the most striking surviving examples of #OpusAnglicanum in our collection. At some point over the centuries its fabric was altered – the original semi-circular object has been cut into smaller fragments for use in the church....
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Enjoy the opportunity to see and handle some of the V&A's collection of comic books and graphic novels - acquired in 1990 for The National Art Library - on an afternoon with collector and author Ian Rakoff at the V&A this March.

An Afternoon with Comic Book Collector, Ian Rakoff

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Discover the creative possibilities of using technology to transform movement into sound. From performing musicians to sound installations that change in response to their audience, find out how cameras and other sensors have been used to analyse the body and control sound created by a laptop [ Ow.ly Link ]
Develop your drawing technique in the spectacular and inspiring surroundings of the V&A Europe Galleries after-hours. Artists Christian Mizon and Rebecca Skertchley will explore the new Europe galleries each evening, with sessions in graphite and charcoal covering continuous line drawing, and the use of light and shade.

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Image: Artists Sketching Among Antique Ruins; Jean...
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Join us for Creature Characters, a new Drop-in Design activity this Sunday inspired by our Japanese woodblock featured in CBeebies ‘Teacup Travels’. Seek out animals to design your own print block – which animals would you choose to represent you or your family? [ Ow.ly Link ]
#LockwoodKipling Arts and Crafts in the Punjab and London opens today! Discover the untold story of this Victorian polymath and father of the renowned Rudyard Kipling from his work at the V&A to preserving Arts and Crafts across India and Pakistan. Free entry. vam.ac.uk/kipling
Calling all young people interested in a career in architecture! Work with Mobile Studio Architects and explore your architectural design talents. Learn how to create 3D architectural models using key software and develop your digital drawing, spatial manipulation and critical presentation skills. [ Ow.ly Link ]

Uppe Folly for King's College London by Mobile Studio Architects © Photography...
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#LockwoodKipling Arts and Crafts in the Punjab and London opens this Saturday.
The image is a still from the film 'Lahore 2016' made by students at the National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan. Pakistan's oldest and top ranked art school. Founded as the Mayo School of Industrial Arts in 1875 alongside the Lahore Museum. John Lockwood Kipling was the school's first principal. The film shows...
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The V&A’s Trustees are delighted to announce Tristram Hunt MP as new director of the V and A. Details: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Last minute tickets have become available for some of our previously sold out Spring short courses, including 'The Arts and Crafts Tradition in England: Tradition and Innovation', 'Fabric and Dress' (at the V&A Clothworkers' Centre), 'Fire, Earth, and Water: Ceramics of East Asia', and 'Iconic Houses London'.

An extremely limited number of tickets for these courses are now available from the...
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