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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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Missed our Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk exhibition? We've got you covered. Get a detailed insight of the highlights… https://t.co/73g3F3alNOFrom staggering stilettos to woven reed and delicate silks slippers, the V&A is home to an unrivalled collection of… https://t.co/l88AZudoYmStrike a pose! This #ThrowbackThursday we’re looking back to our 2019 #FashionInMotion event, featuring students of… https://t.co/99yBzJ5LiC @loobilou @EAnionwu Hi, the designers featured in the call-out will play an important part within the exhibition, a… https://t.co/4qAglyIwkr @nsty78 Hi, the designers featured in the call-out will play an important part within the exhibition, as the first… https://t.co/UNJ6hT3oR7
1/21
2021
January can make us all feel a little sad We spoke with #IllustrationAwards winner (Book Cover Design) @evaelandhttps://t.co/9zrDOP2VPzThe @V_and_A have announced Africa Fashion - an upcoming exhibition tracing the history of African fashions from th… https://t.co/KKkDmCsNBo
Retweeted by V&AThe V&A’s Next Blockbuster Show Will Celebrate African Fashion – & It Wants Your Help https://t.co/6djib0AESC
Retweeted by V&AIntroducing #AfricaFashion 💚❤️🖤  Opening June 2022, the exhibition will celebrate the ingenuity & unstoppable glob… https://t.co/vJ0iUcIQyS
1/20
2021
When fashion meets politics. In 2017 the Pussyhat became the symbol of a movement. The hat created a striking visua… https://t.co/UbJ9KAWpokThe winners of @Daily_Express Brilliantly British photo comp have been announced. Thank you to all those who entere… https://t.co/X6Z99DSOrn
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1/19
2021
Need a break from the gloom and doom today? The only thing blue about this post are these gorgeous gowns. 💙 Expl… https://t.co/EPetQoD9lS
1/18
2021
'The Plastic Body' was the first in a series of sculptural garments created by Issey Miyake in the 1980s. Subverti… https://t.co/T6ZfPjehCsThe surface of bags have been used to communicate messages throughout history… Artist @MichelePred has chosen vinta… https://t.co/bnUTow8rl5
1/17
2021
From bronze casting to stone and wood carving, get to know your #sculpture techniques: https://t.co/AotbAbhjOQ 👨‍🎨… https://t.co/g0pxgyd0E6When your outfit needs a cold-weather update… Decorated with a 'paisley' print, this padded petticoat perfectly boo… https://t.co/ergY8KWnro
1/16
2021
This pair of kathak dancers were painted in the early 18th century 💃 💃 Kathak is a form of Indian classical dance… https://t.co/NSxml0k9zCHow it started 🌹 How it's going 🌹 https://t.co/ZSWREyko2S
Retweeted by V&AHow it started ❤️ How it's going 🖤 https://t.co/iFZX1dAuYp
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1/15
2021
It's cold, it's January, here's a sunny picnic by the beach. In this 1966 piece, Iranian painter Bahman Mohasses po… https://t.co/oTy0YnLsSGGiven that Auguste Rodin was such a dab hand at creating a naturalistic appearance, it's easy to forget that each o… https://t.co/2WbibizgjD
1/14
2021
Have you heard the news about Series 2 of 'Secrets of the Museum'? Read more here: https://t.co/WYMNW66LLX We can'… https://t.co/ufiLG3pQVw💼 Step into the hidden world of the @V_and_A as #SecretsOfTheMuseum returns to @BBCTwo this February - hidden gems… https://t.co/t6fGZ4gLxZ
Retweeted by V&AFollowing the fantastic response to #SecretsoftheMuseum last year, we're delighted to announce a second series will… https://t.co/VvYgvN98S9
Retweeted by V&AThe secret is out... We're delighted to confirm that series 2 of #SecretsOfTheMuseum is returning to @BBCTwo 🎉 F… https://t.co/UvTkOOBvwn
1/13
2021
#DidYouKnow that in the C.19th gloves were an indispensable accessory for women? A woman would be considered undr… https://t.co/csUHdwqEw3Hair is everything.... Over the course of his life photographer J. D. 'Okhai Ojeikere recorded almost a thousand… https://t.co/8OKJ27cwlL
1/12
2021
Can't take our 👀 off of you... Eye miniatures came into fashion at the end of the 18th century. An attempt to capt… https://t.co/xLgUMKxpXf
1/11
2021
How long does it take a mannequin to prepare for a photo shoot? This glittering evening dress, designed by Sarah Bu… https://t.co/C2PNcvMA72
1/10
2021
The murder of Thomas Beckett in 1170 is one of the most infamous episodes of Medieval British History. Relics of Be… https://t.co/1WlGiYEr1b
1/9
2021
Portable luxury ✨ This gold purse was made in Delhi about 1855. We can’t get enough of the sumptuous silk, gold-wr… https://t.co/ntsAh6bUqMOne of the most influential artists of the 20thC ⚡ This week marks the birthday and five years since #DavidBowie's… https://t.co/lRMwNb2okZ @AmyStutz Hi Amy, we recommend emailing our contact centre at hello@vam.ac.uk to rearrange dates. They will be able to help. Thanks
1/8
2021
You can't describe these ceramics as being lacklustre. These pots were all created using lustre, a very sophistic… https://t.co/HhtPKEujzh
1/7
2021
All that glitters is most certainly gold and silver....and diamond...and pearls. Jewellery is a universal form of… https://t.co/nXn28CGd9d
1/6
2021
For fashion designer @FollowWestwood Alice in Wonderland is a constant source of inspiration. Just look at this 201… https://t.co/DSMOnsu1n2#FilthyLucre by @DarrenWaterston dazzles in molten metallics and through master craftsmanship ✨ Discover how this… https://t.co/H6tIONMLO2
1/5
2021
✔️Creative sketches ✔Technical drawings ✔Precise prototypes As part of our #BagsInsideOut exhibition, we went… https://t.co/sTTLWLC2mY
1/3
2021
What does the future of design look like?  Our Rapid Response answers these questions - contempory objects are col… https://t.co/0kZInHial4Need a breather? This video could be the answer... Curl up on the sofa and enjoy the relaxing brushstrokes of botan… https://t.co/qSGWPb0nHh
1/2
2021
A thoroughly modern bride. When you think wedding dress, PVC doesn't usually spring to mind. This dramatic and mode… https://t.co/XhX5lEjIVgFrom capturing the rising sun, to interpreting the four seasons, Lucienne Day's avant-garde work was a breath of fr… https://t.co/t3YtHfNISy
1/1
2020
2020 has been quite the year, amid the multitude of changes, we have a lot to be grateful for still. To celebrate,… https://t.co/A13SoNy7OSCan't stop staring at this piece by Dutch ceramicist Carolein Smit? From 'feelings of attraction and repulsion',… https://t.co/AYhVLobpoX
12/31
2020
Designing democracy. Posters have always been a simple yet effective way to spread a message, especially a politica… https://t.co/oiaUZ4sPNUFrom crafting clothes and designing festival posters to exploring portraiture. Every Wednesday since the start of l… https://t.co/5F6EFtSqBZ
12/30
2020
A feast for the eyes. Using melding digital design, 3D printing, and traditional silversmithing techniques, Silvia… https://t.co/1wTs2qJjXa
12/29
2020
Want something out of this world?🚀🚀🚀 Look no further than this furniture. These space-age chairs capture the inno… https://t.co/n7oRBkqCIZNow this is how you go to work in style.  This sari and shirt ensemble was designed by Abraham & Thakore, one of I… https://t.co/qVrH4WrewO
12/28
2020
❄️ Experience the magic of the ballet this Christmas with our dazzling new display 'On Point: Royal Academy of Danc… https://t.co/PpEb0wjAPpThe earliest English design for sculpture from our collection? You’re looking at it! This highly finished marble fo… https://t.co/KUyCjOtEgQ
12/27
2020
Recent times may have put a stop to this festive tradition, but #didyouknow that kissing beneath the mistletoe orig… https://t.co/evdli9dsHYOn the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me... a Partridge that also happens to be a cup! Forget the pe… https://t.co/lQWpdIme4i
12/26
2020
🎶Do you want to build a snowman🎶 ... or Queen Wishing for some ❄️ ☃️ ? Look no further than this photograph from… https://t.co/bebJ2u1OqR#MerryChristmas, wishing you a joyful day during these challenging times. We're celebrating by spreading some festi… https://t.co/bqAeCcNw9S
12/25
2020
Waiting for Santa on #ChristmasEve like... ©️ Raymond Briggs - The Snowman https://t.co/FeK9woA5cM#Didyouknow that many of our favourite Christmas traditions started in the time of Queen Victoria? Join Queen Vic… https://t.co/wyZj4pkJRH
12/24
2020
As the year draws to a close, many people around the world take part in a festival or religious celebration. Create… https://t.co/OsL3dnMn8XContaining bad jokes, even worse treats and silly hats - the humble Christmas cracker has brought us festive joy fo… https://t.co/McYO6Cd0OW#DidYouKnow that modern Christmas trees originated during the Renaissance in early modern Germany? Every year we… https://t.co/qXebXMhBnN
12/23
2020
To celebrate our #BagsInsideOut exhibition, we've teamed up with @MulberryEngland on a capsule collection! 👜 This s… https://t.co/BqZqO38FmWThe early Christian bishop St Nicholas was the origin of Santa Claus. This C.16th. panel depicts the saint with the… https://t.co/RiazySZRJpA selection of Christmas biscuits, for families and friends to share, are very popular. 19th and 20th century biscu… https://t.co/tT5n2TuevwTheatrical spectacles and plays such as pantomimes, are very popular Christmas entertainment. This 19th century Fre… https://t.co/Wr3sMfDTCTTchaikovsky’s popular ‘The Nutcracker’ is THE Christmas ballet. Its heroine, Clara, befriends the Nutcracker prince… https://t.co/aRYpwbbWANChristmas takes place on the 25th of December. This 15th c. stained glass panel for the month of December depicts t… https://t.co/k8VQs8BGe9Along with cards, Christmas crackers were another Christmas tradition that started in the Victorian era. This is on… https://t.co/WIvLPS67VPSir Henry Cole, founder of the V&A, introduced commercial Christmas cards in 1843. They quickly became hugely popul… https://t.co/4FBDwDS4fsA Christmas thread from the V&A collections. Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus, depicted in this c. 1000-105… https://t.co/Y0ydHTDY8eToday we continue to spread the Christmas cheer! Watch jazz trumpeter @jayphelpsmusic  accompanied by rising pianis… https://t.co/er3o18r4yP
12/22
2020
Feasting, drinking and staying up late. Last night, Iranian households around the world celebrated Yalda, the longe… https://t.co/QJdAAPjfqURunning out of wrapping paper? No problem! From a botanical pattern, floral Japanese woodblock print, or Christmas… https://t.co/pi03bh33O2
12/21
2020
We are all in need of some cheer right now. We've got something special for you. Filmed just before our doors shut… https://t.co/nqipLKaZ9M
12/20
2020
Dare we ask your favourite Bond? Recent visitors may have spotted this huge poster on display in our Theatre & Pe… https://t.co/JSl0RWPf71We caught up with @Preloaded for their take on our award-winning, Alice-themed VR experience. Read more here:… https://t.co/0dSwDRTFzx
12/19
2020
Something epic to look forward to for next year. Tickets are now on sale for Epic Iran, our landmark exhibition ope… https://t.co/xl5yyUbgJwBallerina Cira Robinson dancing as Tituba in The Crucible for the @scottishballet's 50th season. We've added the s… https://t.co/EraCxoUDkZ
12/18
2020
Since Mary Quant opened, we have seen our visitors come to the exhibition in some iconic outfits 🤩 With less than… https://t.co/RU1FI4ufdN
Retweeted by V&AFantasising about a night at the opera! This small bag measures just 16cm when closed. But when opened, it reveals… https://t.co/Rw9jPQ6SXEThis is the legendary cabaret singer marionette Mlle Zizi, built by puppeteer Frank Mumford (1918-2014). She was a… https://t.co/ZCKHqoTqjJ
12/17
2020
The annotations of a great costume designer… Renaissance French painter & designer Daniel Rabel created spectacular… https://t.co/vV2orfayXUThough advertised as a farce, satirical comedy Smile Orange highlights the exploitative nature of tourism in the Ca… https://t.co/VfcTmisVVCLet’s get ready for winter and visit the winter Olympics games. Wrap up warm, choose a mascot, design a snow vehicl… https://t.co/E3MvGEqTuG
12/16
2020
Pantomimes- bafflingly British and definitely daft! Sadly fewer can be seen on stage this year but when we reopen y… https://t.co/nvFQXZ8pCzWe’ll be bringing a range of contemporary artists and practitioners to your screen for 2021. Join our mailing list… https://t.co/bdkUQiqxq7We tried something new for our latest Friday Late event. The mesmerising @nabihahiqbal performed her album for the… https://t.co/XUMfUlXLk9
12/15
2020
For paid ticket holders we will be in touch as soon as we can to arrange re-bookings and refunds. Whilst we are cl… https://t.co/ErjKb0FYpQThe health and safety of our visitors and staff remains our highest priority. The newly announced Tier 3 restrictio… https://t.co/U1weiqLEwT
12/14
2020
Charles Frederick Worth was known as the founder of haute couture, but #didyouknow that the designer is also credi… https://t.co/Z4kM7XQRr0With unmissable exhibitions, exclusive access, and unique events, V&A membership is the perfect 🎁 for any culture… https://t.co/HY4CQ3Gzly
12/13
2020
A quick glimpse of #BagsInsideOut… open today! 👜👝🎒 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 ‘enthralling history of bags across the centuries' (The T… https://t.co/1zcUD1sVFV
12/12
2020
With lavish and vivid colours it is easy to see why jewel beetles wings were a popular choice for decorating clothi… https://t.co/jKyZfHtCc3From Carrie Bradshaw’s @Fendi Baguette to Margaret Thatcher’s Nuovo Bidente handbag, take a peek at the incredible… https://t.co/LgvVJpHTKs
Retweeted by V&AKnitted couture. Forget your typical knitted jumpers and gloves, throughout the 20th century, designers used knitte… https://t.co/AqyR9HcPvM
12/11
2020
A hanukkiah is commonly called a menorah but this technically is the term for seven-branched candelabrum of the Tem… https://t.co/kqL772FxojExchanging Hannukah greeting cards has become a tradition in the 20th century. This one was designed by Ted Naos in… https://t.co/bV1sk1Vc6JThis bronze hanukkiah, in the shape of a house with supporting lions of Judah on each side. The ninth candle cup on… https://t.co/MJloKd61bWThis Hanukkah postcard was designed by Felix Gluck in the concentration camp of Mauthausen and shows camp inmates c… https://t.co/nArJonCHfJThe Israeli silversmith Eli Gera designed this hanukkiah in a modern style of scrolling overlaid wires in an asymm… https://t.co/CjSez6aAgMThis bronze hanukkiah (lamp for Hannukah, the Festival of Lights) was made in Italy in the 16th century. The arms a… https://t.co/ctOac9ZetK
12/10
2020

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