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  • Rapid Response Collecting


    Where : Gallery 74a

    DISPLAY: Rapid Response Collecting is a new strand to the V&A's collecting activity. Objects are collected in response to major moments in history that touch the world of design and manufacturing. The display, which will constantly change, shows how design reflects and defines how we live together today.

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  • Musical Wonders of India

    Wed 16 September 2015 – Mon 31 October 2016

    Where : Gallery 41

    DISPLAY: A selection of beautifully decorated instruments, one in the shape of a peacock adorned with real feathers, evokes India's rich musical traditions. This display is part of an exciting new digital project created in partnership with Darbar Arts Culture Heritage, revealing how these historic instruments would have been played.

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  • Silver Speaks

    8 March 2016 – 2 July 2017

    Where : Silver, Room 66

    DISPLAY: This display highlights the work of Contemporary British Silversmiths. It includes some of the best silversmiths practising in Britain today.

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  • A History of Photography: The Body

    11 March 2016 - 19 February 2017

    Where : Gallery 100

    DISPLAY: Since the invention of photography, the camera has focused on the body as a subject of both artistic expression and scientific examination.

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  • Elytra Filament Pavilion

    18 May - 6 November 2016

    Where : The John Madejski Garden

    DISPLAY: Elytra Filament Pavilion is a newly-commissioned pavilion for the V&A Engineering Season.


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  • Mind Over Matter: Contemporary British Engineering

    15 June - 6 November 2016

    Where : Architecture, Room 128a

    DISPLAY: Presented by the V&A+RIBA Architecture Partnership, supported by the Royal Commisson for the Exhibition of 1851, the display Mind over Matter: Contemporary British Engineering is part of the V&A Engineering Season and complements the exhibition Engineering the World: Ove Arup and the Philosophy of Total Design.

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  • The Camera Exposed

    23 July 2016 - 5 March 2017

    Where : Gallery 38a

    DISPLAY: More photographs are being made today than ever before, but most are made with mobile phones, not stand-alone cameras.

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  • Beatrix Potter's London

    28 July 2016 - 28 April 2017

    Where : Gallery 102

    DISPLAY: Marking the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter (1866-1943), this display explores the role of London in Potter’s life and work.

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  • Glastonbury: Land and Legend

    Glastonbury: Land and Legend

    10 September 2016 – 26 February 2017

    Where : Gallery 104

    DISPLAY: Glastonbury: Land and Legend

    10 September 2016 – 26 February 2017

    An immersive film and sound installation about the Glastonbury Festival through time, space and people.

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  • Unidentified Acts of Design

    15 September - 30 November 2016

    Where : The T.T Tsui Gallery - China

    DISPLAY: This display looks at instances of design intelligence in Shenzhen and the Pearl River Delta outside of the design studio.

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  • David Garrick: Book Collector

    20 September 2016 - 26 February 2017

    Where : NAL Library Landing

    DISPLAY: David Garrick was perhaps the most famous English actor before Laurence Olivier.

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  • Garnitures: Vase Sets from National Trust Houses

    11 October 2016 - 30 April 2017

    Where : Ceramics, Room 146

    DISPLAY: Organised in partnership with the National Trust, this display explores the history of the garniture; a set of vases unified by their design.

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  • Ephemeral Architecture

    Ephemeral Architecture

    26 November 2016 - 19 March 2017

    Where : Gallery 128a

    DISPLAY: The dynamic and diverse tradition of temporary architecture defies our expectations of architecture as permanent and monumental.

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