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V&A @V_and_A South Kensington, London

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

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"Losar" is celebrated on the first day of the lunisolar Tibetan calendar, which falls on 24 February this year. Thi… https://t.co/Nq53BmrXal
1/26
2020
Happy #LunarNewYear. It may be the #Yearoftherat, but this Dragon dress by Laurence Xu has us in awe. The dress is… https://t.co/iaBGhaQtzmComing to see #FilthyLucre today? To celebrate the opening @bettymusic will perform the soundscape live inside the… https://t.co/VANukVkHHd
1/25
2020
Discover how communities have used cars in creative ways at our Cars exhibition! Dekotora means 'decorated truck'… https://t.co/5UujrXSasKChinoiserie was a style inspired by art and design from China & other Asian countries in the C.18th. The fanciful s… https://t.co/epqJlkdDZo
1/24
2020
We’re coming to a screen near you! Explore behind the scenes of the V&A in our new 6-part series on @BBCTwo. ‘Secre… https://t.co/DhoqwimoAv
1/23
2020
#Didyouknow that the Gongbi painting had it's beginnings over 2000 years ago? Meaning 'tidy', the paintings capture… https://t.co/IEysyDoR2Y
1/22
2020
In our first year V&A Dundee delivered: ✅ £75m impact for Scotland ✅ £21m impact for Dundee ✅ £16m of new spending… https://t.co/oz8dipQ6Bt
Retweeted by V&AThe face of nature. This series by Huang Yan paints the faces of models with images of plants closely associated… https://t.co/EzCq9S5MyT
1/21
2020
This figure represents the Chinese goddess Guanyin. Made in C.17th, 'Blanc de Chine' figurines like these were boug… https://t.co/JkbR4CXgGVFew photographers have quite captured the world of dance and performance quite like Anthony Crickmay. A self-taught… https://t.co/DGkC0sSCv6Tickets are now available for our first #fashioninmotion of 2020, this Friday, featuring the otherworldly designs o… https://t.co/x4VMXKXjz7
1/20
2020
Shadi Ghadirian's Qajar series is contemporary twist on C.19th Iranian studio portraits which contain props that re… https://t.co/Ncq7ebBBmI
1/19
2020
Dust off your dancing shoes, it's Saturday night. 📷 Kevin Lear https://t.co/jF5kU8HzwAWhat do the critic's know? One critic accused Julia Margaret Cameron of ‘questionable taste’ for exhibiting this… https://t.co/CdTx4GSIvV
1/18
2020
From the Edo period to street wear, the Kimono has been an enduring icon of fashion. Opening 29 Feb Kimono: Catwalk… https://t.co/fHkwm4WxHw
1/17
2020
Felice Beato was one of the first Western photographers to document their travels around Asia. From tattoos, to do… https://t.co/qtvTyyvi0mThere's more to Mary than just miniskirts. Our exhibition closes next month! From rainbow tights to raincoats, di… https://t.co/bfjZ5i9IRV
1/16
2020
Some wonderful news! Due to popular demand, we’ve extended our ★★★★★ exhibition Tim Walker: Wonderful Things until… https://t.co/Qta7g2MBn0"🎉Finalists announced🎉 Our #InnovateVAM finalists have now been contacted and invited to our awards event. Sta… https://t.co/AFV65JpdT5
1/15
2020
You have taken the plunge and invested in a powerful #camera. Now what? Spend eight mornings at the world’s leading… https://t.co/gUv09h5tXlHoot hoot! From toys to fictional characters, children's love for animals has a long history. An older model of thi… https://t.co/gL8DnapvU7
Retweeted by V&AAfter the London Blitz began, Brandt was commissioned to record bomb shelters by the Ministry of Information. His p… https://t.co/M0o3zcsGz0Nothing beats the freedom of the open road! Our Cars exhibition considers how the car has shaped society, transform… https://t.co/xTzAQ2rsFq
1/14
2020
Of all the iconic images from the 1960s, few are as infamous as this photograph of model Christine Keeler posed nak… https://t.co/4HmL5nssgl
1/13
2020
Exuberant ✔️ Comfy ✔️ Energetic ✔️ Youthful ✔️ The designer must be #MaryQuant. Don't miss out! Our Mary Quant exhi… https://t.co/7LiiJ8SN3r
1/12
2020
Wilhelm von Gloeden was one of the earliest known openly gay photographers. Known for his breathtaking nudes shots… https://t.co/t77oDWeqIZWhistler's Peacock Room was designed to showcase porcelain & displays his 18th-century French chinoiserie inspired… https://t.co/3eeVVKwr4I
1/11
2020
Over the course of his life photographer J. D. 'Okhai Ojeikere recorded almost a thousand hairstyles. He always inc… https://t.co/I2KVmbGHilYou know when they say pets look like their owners.... https://t.co/plnyJioqFyPhilip Eglin's work is influenced by traditional Staffordshire figurines, which are characterised by a free use of… https://t.co/Z45bAKs3SXThe fantasy worlds that Tim Walker conjures require the makeup and hair stylists he collaborates with to push the b… https://t.co/EQ9DjgNDtBThis colourful watercolour by Jacques le Moyne de Morgues from 1585 depicts a Picts woman, an early native of the B… https://t.co/mzI7Xqqdpc
1/10
2020
Discover the exciting world of moving robots in this hands-on introduction to robotics. Inspired by the Cars: Accel… https://t.co/5aXKEWGe3e
1/9
2020
The V&A Illustration Awards 2020 received an amazing response - thanks to all participating illustrators! The entry… https://t.co/zgAbl7sBBr
1/8
2020
The myth of Venus's birth has inspired artists for centuries. Which one is your favourite interpretation? https://t.co/C3hQ8E8uTCThey say the eyes are the window to your soul. During the early 19th century, eye miniatures were all the rage. A… https://t.co/Aapdjev26DCongratulations to the schools who submitted their #InnovateVAM designs 🎨 The judging is underway - @PhoebeEnglishhttps://t.co/ZJx1OHBx9A
1/7
2020
The theme of our next Friday Late is HANDS. Join us for an evening questioning the ritual of handshaking, exploring… https://t.co/TS6J8lnE34Had a blast this Christmas? Keep the party going with Tiny Groovers, a day-time party for children and their adults… https://t.co/vtB3NRmdKT
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1/6
2020
For this photoshoot, Tim Walker was inspired by a luminous lacquer snuffbox. Paired with masks by James T Merry & m… https://t.co/R41HAKXncC
1/5
2020
Frederick II of Prussia commissioned this extraordinary table snuffbox to showcase the skills of Berlin makers in t… https://t.co/OSPjuxOCKHShowcasing classic cars and modified machines, our incredible Cars exhibition explores all things automotive! Incl… https://t.co/oBHwQo4Qe5
1/4
2020
Love costumes? Join our Theatre and Performance Behind-the-Scenes Tour in Blythe House this month. Led by our curat… https://t.co/wWXdkMihcm
1/3
2020
Decorative combs such as this were avidly bought by western collectors from specialist dealers or shops such as Lib… https://t.co/2hw2lAEDIsThis fragment was originally part of a kimono and is one of the oldest Japanese textiles in the V&A's collection.… https://t.co/xbqHRETMf9
1/2
2020
@DarrenWaterston's #FilthyLucre is a decadent interpretation of James Abbott McNeill Whistler's famed Peacock Room.… https://t.co/xEKUx7qKyn
1/1
2019
Ending the decade on a spectacular bang. 2019 has been a great year. We've picked some of our highlights from our… https://t.co/QwWyhp3FYZ
12/31
2019
This richly brocaded ensemble illustrates the style of dress worn by women at court in England. Known as a mantua,… https://t.co/WK8PH5rYUy
12/30
2019
A classic combination, Holly and Ivy are symbols of the festive season. The two plants have been used as decorat… https://t.co/Fc1qG2rOLZ
12/29
2019
It's cold outside, be sure to wrap up warm... 🎨 Snow; from The Snow, Moon and Flowers series, oban-size nishiki-e… https://t.co/em5kGk5nRi
12/27
2019
Seal it with a kiss. #Didyouknow the tradition of kissing beneath the mistletoe originates in an old Norse practi… https://t.co/AcgfMRG2hO
12/26
2019
#MerryChristmas! Wishing you a joyful day with the world's 1st Christmas Card! Made in 1843 by John Callcott Horsl… https://t.co/7mtK08JTby
12/25
2019
Waiting for Santa on Christmas Eve like... ©️ Raymond Briggs - The Snowman https://t.co/cmMOzFIwj3🎶 I'm driving home for Christmas… 🎶 The ultimate Christmas car song, right? 🎄🚗 Over its brief 130-year history, th… https://t.co/Rg4GlAsAGv
12/24
2019
Ideal Christmas morning scenario- anyone? Discover how Mary Quant, shook up the highstreet in our ★★★★ exhibition,… https://t.co/sAhTnAwjr9
12/23
2019
Wondrous Winter. This panel of glass painted in enamel colours and yellow stain depicts a male figure representi… https://t.co/svOc6kR7iU
12/22
2019
Watch the spread of motorways across Europe over the past 100 years! 🛣️ Reshaping our landscape, this visualisatio… https://t.co/Bql23UZgagThe countdown to Christmas is on! Wanting to visit the V&A this Festive period? Please be remember that we are clo… https://t.co/gsLoirc4MqThis kimono is an uchikake or outer kimono and would have been worn during the winter months. It is exquisitely emb… https://t.co/PrSMnTtlCu
12/21
2019
Feeling festive! This bright and beautiful Takuya Sawada cape, made from vintage red and orange kimono fabric, is a… https://t.co/ltgoHYvCOv🎶Tis the season to be jolly🎶 Join us for free, festive activities and family fun at the V&A this #Christmas! Inclu… https://t.co/3m4rX49uYvIt may not look like it, but this golden brooch (possibly made by John Hardman & Co.) has been made in the form of… https://t.co/o7bt5qd0JmOur tree is up! Come in and follow the trail to discover the perfect location to look at it. It's made by… https://t.co/SDEXtTqKl6
Retweeted by V&AHere is a great job: apply to be the @V_and_A new curator of African & African Diaspora Fashion https://t.co/SSQCsLew5O
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12/20
2019
🎶 It's lovely weather for a sleigh ride together with you 🎶 This ca. 1890s watercolour by Beatrix Potter is gettin… https://t.co/Ijy4tSBYpYSo we've just realised that Mary Quant has unintentionally designed... the perfect Mrs Santa Claus outfit. 🎅🎄 Vis… https://t.co/yrtir0cKJA
12/19
2019
Driving through a winter wonderland…❄️🚗 Look in the rear-view mirror at the history of the car in our latest exhib… https://t.co/lT5vRRRXAzAre you ready for today's #Christmas giveaway? Discover the enchanting, wonderful world of Tim Walker: Wonderful… https://t.co/AlM9qN1NGK🎶Do you want to build a snowman🎶 ... or Queen This photograph from 1890 is of a Snow Queen, resembling Queen Vict… https://t.co/8HSkbGYXFx
12/18
2019
Day 2 of our fantastic #Christmas giveaway extravaganza. Today you have a chance to win tickets to our exhibition… https://t.co/MqFPqT0HWV
12/17
2019
We are excited to announce our open call for the new V&A East Creative Youth Worker in Residence to build on their… https://t.co/vcGkgAC2sBIt's beginning to look a lot like #Christmas... We are embracing the season's spirit this week. From now until Fri… https://t.co/aIvEACoZgQAs you can see, we're feeling festive! Get even more joyful with our exhibition on Mary Quant, the iconic fashion d… https://t.co/7hL8mjmep8
12/16
2019
How do you build a critically-acclaimed exhibition? Watch Cars: Accelerating the Modern World come to life! 🚘 Driv… https://t.co/rNXU9mGPPqAt the tender age of 21, Aubrey Beardsley rocketed to fame when he produced drawings for Oscar Wilde's play Salome,… https://t.co/ZDSEhBlSIG
12/15
2019
This composition by 2016 #IllustrationAwards winner Bill Bragg for The Guardian article ‘But Today I am Afraid’ by… https://t.co/oEMaOb0YSBSt. Sebastian is better known as the patron saint of athletes. This eye-catching 1967 photograph by Carl Fischer s… https://t.co/Vca5pTmdoV
12/14
2019
Controversial Rodin bronze of Vaslav Nijinsky goes to V&A https://t.co/ZmeGKwYOVU
Retweeted by V&AHeavenly voices. Jamaican born photographer Dennis Morris began taking photographs from the age of eight. Morris b… https://t.co/LcA2QLkYWqLike many of her contemporaries, #JuliaMargaretCameron was Christian and the motif of the Madonna and Child held pa… https://t.co/21stzcKNmg
12/13
2019
For Tim Walker, our stained glass collection is ‘a kaleidoscope of glorious transparent colours’. This particular m… https://t.co/KUvOJ14Jrp
12/12
2019
Get closer to the V&A’s world-class medieval collection by joining one of our dedicated art history courses for a d… https://t.co/ZvlGaTAGqDThese beautiful geta, decorated with hand-painted cranes, were made for a 7 year old Japanese girl to wear for a s… https://t.co/aVCx6nWI22
12/11
2019
Pioneering artists👨‍🎨 Astonishing detail🔍 Exceptional techniques🎨 Tickets are on sale for our new exhibition… https://t.co/5OemtdEfPS
12/10
2019
'The Fall of Man' by Godfrey Sykes is an oil replica of a ceiling fresco in the Vatican’s Stanze della Segnatura, p… https://t.co/AQI5NYPrF9⌛️ The deadline for our #InnovateVAM National Schools Challenge (13 December) is fast approaching ⌛️. Be sure to r… https://t.co/N17zt2lXlVIf this doesn’t help sell more catalogues, then I don’t know what will. https://t.co/317ZBRRozm https://t.co/P6OaUiYsH6
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12/9
2019
Not what you'd expect a princess to wear... Designed by Percy Anderson, this warrior-like costume was worn by Princ… https://t.co/cq4gdyp2llToday is your last chance to see #PrixPictet at the V&A. If you can't make it why not check out the podcast? The fi… https://t.co/uRUacdtZnEFrom day wear, to the crown jewels, to haute couture, delve into our archives and study the clothing of British roy… https://t.co/LYg3Y1sRnK
12/8
2019
A sparkly crown fit for a fairy tale Queen, this stunning piece was made for Marius Petpa's ballet interpretation o… https://t.co/rectSwayrQMary Quant wanted her shop to be the opposite of the other formal high fashion shops in London. So, she offered lou… https://t.co/sTxkrQ2o4eRomance & royalty! This watercolor costume was designed by Desmond Heeley for the Lady in Waiting in William Cooper… https://t.co/1BWqxOAIrR
12/7
2019
A controversial Queen, Marie Antoinette was arguably misunderstood. Whilst she was much loved when she first arrive… https://t.co/MJ0juebRFNLearn the basics of Montessori education with our new video! Join us to practice it every second Wednesday of the… https://t.co/E9lCmKICYx
Retweeted by V&AAmong the 800,000 photographs in our collection is this 65 metre long Victorian photograph of the Bayeux Tapestry.… https://t.co/lPPPmSfGmV
12/6
2019
What would you wear to a coronation? This magnificent evening gown of course. Designed by John Cavanagh it was o… https://t.co/sCZSkCgUIj
12/5
2019
The life of the majestic Cleopatra has enthralled the world for centuries and inspired by cultural adaptations. Th… https://t.co/rYQeQ6fCSLAll you need is...food!🍴 We're asking teachers to celebrate National School Meals Week #NSMW by entering the EAT… https://t.co/hsGM23KUNG
12/4
2019

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