Victoria & Albert Museum

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Obsessed with Taylor Swift or Tufting? London’s V&A museum wants you

Institution wants to sign up superfans in five trendy areas including Emojis, Crocs and Drag

V&A aims to outflank the Met over £2m ivory

An export licence has now been deferred a second time to allow the UK museum to raise funds

British Museum and V&A to lend looted gold objects to Ghana

The 32 items held in the collections of the two UK museums were taken during wars in the 19th century

V&A Dundee cuts major shows to one a year as costs soar

The move is part of a series of measures to counter the impact of rising inflation and the cost of living crisis

V&A and the Met in tug-of-war over £2m medieval ivory

The 12th-century walrus ivory sculpture represents “one of the most culturally and aesthetically significant objects” the UK government’s reviewing committee has handled in the past five years

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Fashion off: Naomi Campbell and Barbie to have major London shows

They will each take the spotlight at a South Kensington museum next summer

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Owen Jones, a pioneer of 19th-century ornamentation

An incisive study of the influential designer responsible for the V&A’s ‘Oriental Court’ in the 1860s

British Museum thefts: Mark Jones named interim director of the British Museum

The former V&A director was keeper of coins and medal at the embattled London institution

Unveiling the complicated life of Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel

Victoria and Albert Museum exhibition will touch upon her dark past as well as her groundbreaking designs

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Netflix LGBTQ+ drama Heartstopper goes to the Louvre—or does it?

While gay romance Red, White & Royal Blue heats up at the Victoria and Albert Museum

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Charting the transformation of British studio ceramics

This comprehensive catalogue of the Victoria and Albert Museum’s collection from 1900 to now is a joy to behold

‘This is about celebrating everyone’: London's V&A opens new Thomas J Price exhibition

The display includes a version of a sculpture that sparked debate in the Netherlands last month

Young V&A accused of removing trans-affirming books and poster from display

Former employees of the newly reopened London museum have joined a chorus of criticism over the removal of materials related to trans rights and queer identities

The kids are alright: newly opened Young V&A aims to be an evolutionary museum for children

Three years in the making, the new satellite of the Victoria and Albert museum has been created “with, not for” its audience—and could now act as a template for other museums.

Tristram Hunt: The Young V&A embraces Generation Alpha

The new Young V&A, opening 1 July, will "build cultural confidence in the capital’s most disadvantaged borough", writes the director of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London

Windrush 75th anniversary marked by series of royal art commissions including portraits by Sonia Boyce and Amy Sherald

Also commemorating the arrival of the vessel from the Caribbean is a new exhibition at London's V&A and a display in London's Piccadilly Circus

Victoria and Albert Museum's ambitious east London storehouse is finally complete

The Art Newspaper goes on an exclusive tour around the building which will open to the public in 2025

Cleaner's cupboard becomes a walk-in camera obscura: hidden backrooms of London's V&A transformed into new photography centre

Seven dedicated galleries will now exhibit the full range and depth of the museum world’s oldest photography collection

Greatest hits of Asia Pacific Triennial to tour to London's V&A in 2026

The exhibition is being co-produced with the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, home of the flagship Brisbane festival

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Keeping it real—fashion supremo Erdem Moralıoğlu is fascinated by museum conservation

The designer consulted restorers at the National Gallery, Victoria & Albert Museum and Tate Britain for his latest collection

London to get free, permanent David Bowie display as Victoria and Albert Museum acquires archive

Costumes, albums, lyrics and videos from 80,000-strong collection will go on show at the V&A East Storehouse from 2025

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Queer eye: Donatello is reviewed through an LGBTQ+ prism

“The queer sculptor who stunned 15th-century Florence explodes again after six centuries,” writes art critic Jonathan Jones of the V&A exhibition

Magnificent masterpieces by Donatello head to London's Victoria and Albert Museum

The first major UK exhibition dedicated to the radical Italian Renaissance master will also include important works from the museum's own collection

First major Donatello exhibition to come to UK after rave reviews in Italy

The Victoria and Albert Museum show next year will explore the life and legacy of the “driving force behind the Italian Renaissance”

London's Victoria and Albert museum announces it will 'no longer carry the Sackler name'

Institution cuts ties with the family behind the highly addictive drug Oxycontin

Acquisitions round-up: National Museum of Women in the Arts receives bequest of more than 60 works

Our pick of the latest gifts and purchases to enter institutional collections worldwide

V&A likely to return looted Asante gold treasures to Ghana

Museum’s director Tristram Hunt wants to loosen regulations on restituting artefacts seized by British forces in the 19th century

Obituariesfeature

Remembering Michael Archer, member of a golden age of curators at the Victoria and Albert Museum, who has died, aged 85

For more than 20 years, Archer enriched the ceramics department of the V&A with important acquisitions and research on glass, pottery and the tin-glazed earthenware on which he was a world authority