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The Victoria and Albert Museum is the world's greatest museum of art and design, with a collection spanning 2000 years of art in virtually every medium, from around the world. The V&A offers school students a way of learning through the first-hand experience of objects, artefacts and visual images. Since the V&A was founded in 1852, its collections have been developed to provide children and adults with access to some of humanity’s greatest achievements in the arts – inspiring creativity through

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The Victoria and Albert Museum is the world's greatest museum of art and design, with a collection spanning 2000 years of art in virtually every medium, from around the world. The V&A offers school students a way of learning through the first-hand experience of objects, artefacts and visual images. Since the V&A was founded in 1852, its collections have been developed to provide children and adults with access to some of humanity’s greatest achievements in the arts – inspiring creativity through
 Teachers' Resource: Theatre and Performance
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Teachers' Resource: Theatre and Performance

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The Theatre & Performance galleries explore the process of performance. They cover themes such as creating, producing, rehearsing and promoting. Objects on display include 2D material and scripts, including Shakespeare’s First Folio, a rare first edition of his plays. They also encompass costumes from popular shows including The Lion King and set models, including Edward Gordon Craig’s designs for Hamlet. A video, "What is Performance?" can be accessed with the weblink under resources. The resource below has been designed for Key Stage 3–4: Drama and English.
Teachers' Resource: Peter Brook
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Teachers' Resource: Peter Brook

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The aim of this extensive resource is to encourage Key Stage 5 students to discover why Brook and his collaborators approached particular plays and themes when they did and to consider how these could be relevant today. Brook responded to his times; each of the productions explored in this resource was inspired in some way by contemporary events. Students should be encouraged to consider how an awareness of global politics can inform a deeper understanding of plays. This resource has been designed for Key Stage 5: English, Drama and History
Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Image Bank
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Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Image Bank

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This resource brings together images of objects from the V&A collections that are relevant to William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet. It has been designed with flexibility in mind – teachers are invited to recombine and edit slides to shape lessons for their pupils. There are two images in this resource: one from the late 19th century, a scrap print of the lovers surrounded by text; and one from the early 18th century, a print depicting the moment where Juliet plunges a dagger into her chest. Each slide has an image and key information. To find out more, the notes section beneath each slide includes a link to the object in the V&A’s online database, ‘Search the Collections’, further weblinks, and, where possible, introductory text. The next slide suggests some ideas for discussion and activity with pupils, to be tailored to suit your specific needs. The Victoria and Albert Museum is the national museum of art, design and performance. To find out more about our extensive Schools’ programme, go to: www.vam.ac.uk/learning Please note: The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) encourages users to enjoy its collections as fully as possible. Where the V&A owns copyright in content, use may be made for non-commercial use, including educational use as defined by the UK Copyright, Design and Patent Act 1988. Find out more here: http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/t/terms-and-conditions/#3
Shakespeare's Twelfth Night Image Bank
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Shakespeare's Twelfth Night Image Bank

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This resource brings together images of objects from the V&A collections that are relevant to William Shakespeare’s play, Twelfth Night. It has been designed with flexibility in mind – teachers are invited to recombine and edit slides to shape lessons for their pupils. The content spans a 20th century costume of Viola, a 19th century painting of key characters from six of Shakespeare’s plays, and the actual Great Bed of Ware, mentioned in the play . Each slide has an image and key information. To find out more, the notes section beneath each slide includes a link to the object in the V&A’s online database, ‘Search the Collections’, further weblinks, and, where possible, introductory text. The next slide suggests some ideas for discussion and activity with pupils, to be tailored to suit your specific needs. The Victoria and Albert Museum is the national museum of art, design and performance. To find out more about our extensive Schools’ programme, go to: www.vam.ac.uk/learning Please note: The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) encourages users to enjoy its collections as fully as possible. Where the V&A owns copyright in content, use may be made for non-commercial use, including educational use as defined by the UK Copyright, Design and Patent Act 1988. Find out more here: http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/t/terms-and-conditions/#3
Photography: Artist interviews and process insights from the V&A
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Photography: Artist interviews and process insights from the V&A

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This Teachers’ Resource brings together videos of photographers and the V&A’s Photography collection and features insights into the following exhibitions: Paul Strand: Photography and Film for the 20th Century; Julia Margaret Cameron; Horst: Photography of Style; Light from the Middle East: New Photography; and Shadow Catchers: Camera-less Photography. For articles on the collection, objects, galleries and designers, visit our online Photography hub: http://www.vam.ac.uk/page/p/photography/ Teachers’ Resources are available to support KS3-4: Photography, Art & Design http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/t/teachers-resource-photography/
How was is made? Chinese Art, Design and Fashion in Classical and Contemporary Practice
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How was is made? Chinese Art, Design and Fashion in Classical and Contemporary Practice

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This Teachers’ Resource brings together films made by the V&A about Chinese art and design, including traditional painting techniques that date back centuries and cutting edge contemporary fashion design and architecture. The resource includes films from the exhibition: Masterpieces of Chinese Painting 700 – 1900 of 2013. For articles on the collection, objects, galleries and designers, visit our online China hub: http://www.vam.ac.uk/page/c/china/ Teachers’ Resources are available to support teaching around this collection: http://www.vam.ac.uk/page/t/teachers-resources/
Teachers' Resource: Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty
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Teachers' Resource: Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

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Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty is the first and largest retrospective of the late designer’s work to be presented in Europe. The exhibition will showcase McQueen’s visionary body of work, spanning his 1992 MA graduate collection to his unfinished A/W 2010 collection. McQueen’s designs will be presented with the dramatic staging and sense of spectacle synonymous with his runway shows. Use this resource to introduce key ideas for students to discuss in the exhibition. Download the accompanying activity sheets to explore these ideas further. The resource below has been designed for Key Stage 4&5: Art & Design and Design & Technology students. For videos and an online interactive cabinet of curiousities of McQueen's pieces visit the weblinks.
20th Century Design V&A Teachers' Resource
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20th Century Design V&A Teachers' Resource

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This resource supports the national curriculum and subject specifications for Key Stage 3,4 and 5 Art and Design and Design and Technology. Giving an overview of key 20th Century design movements, it includes examples of works including Rene Macintosh, Marcel Breuer, Coco Chanel and Ettore Sottsass. The resource also includes a framework to support product analysis and research as well as hands-on activities inspired by the objects.
Floral patterns in Islamic Art & Design: textiles, metalwork and ceramics
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Floral patterns in Islamic Art & Design: textiles, metalwork and ceramics

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This set of resources explores the use of plant-based design in the Jameel Gallery of Islamic Art at the V&A. It focuses on textiles, metalwork and ceramics, and includes: a V&A website link, introducing plant motifs in Islamic art; a V&A website link and powerpoint of teachers' notes, filled with images and suggestions for discussion-based and practical activities; and three research sheets that can be used by students (KS3-5) in the Museum to inspire further project work. The research sheets explore Flowers in Ottoman Art, Metalwork, and Safavid Textiles.
Shakespeare's Macbeth Image Bank
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Shakespeare's Macbeth Image Bank

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This resource brings together images of objects from the V&A collections that are relevant to William Shakespeare’s play, Macbeth. It has been designed with flexibility in mind – teachers are invited to recombine and edit slides to shape lessons for their pupils. The content includes two 19th century and one 18th century image: a painting of key characters from six of Shakespeare’s plays; a scrap print of Macbeth with Lady Macbeth; and a print of Macbeth with the three witches. Each slide has an image and key information. To find out more, the notes section beneath each slide includes a link to the object in the V&A’s online database, ‘Search the Collections’, further weblinks, and, where possible, introductory text. The next slide suggests some ideas for discussion and activity with pupils, to be tailored to suit your specific needs. The Victoria and Albert Museum is the national museum of art, design and performance. To find out more about our extensive Schools’ programme, go to: www.vam.ac.uk/learning Please note: The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) encourages users to enjoy its collections as fully as possible. Where the V&A owns copyright in content, use may be made for non-commercial use, including educational use as defined by the UK Copyright, Design and Patent Act 1988. Find out more here: http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/t/terms-and-conditions/#3
How was it made? Jewellery techniques and materials
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How was it made? Jewellery techniques and materials

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This Teachers’ Resource brings together videos of makers and the V&A’s Jewellery collection and features work from Alexander McQueen and pieces from our Bejewelled Treasures: The Al Thani Collection exhibition of 2016. Inside you will find videos shot in makers workshops showing tools and processes around the world as well as interviews with V&A curators around some of our most spectacular pieces. For articles on the collection, objects, galleries and designers, visit our online Jewellery hub: http://www.vam.ac.uk/page/j/jewellery/ Teachers’ Resources are available to support KS3-4: Art, Design and Technology http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/t/teachers-resource-pearls/ http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/t/teachers_resource_jewellery_adornment/
Fashion: Key designers and catwalk shows at the V&A
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Fashion: Key designers and catwalk shows at the V&A

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This Teachers’ Resource brings together videos of key designers and their collections displayed at the V&A through our live catwalk series Fashion in Motion. Watch interviews with iconic fashion designers and V&A curators. View work from Alexander McQueen, Jenny Packham and Giles Deacon and hear from Sir Paul Smith and Christian Louboutin among others. For articles on the collection, objects, galleries and designers, visit our online Fashion hub: http://www.vam.ac.uk/collections/fashion Teachers’ Resources are available to support KS3-5: Art, Design and Technology http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/t/teachers-resource-alexander-mcqueen-savage-beauty/ http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/t/teachers-resource-the-fabric-of-india/ http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/t/teachers-resource-fashion/
Teachers' Resource: Photography
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Teachers' Resource: Photography

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The photographs collection at the V&A spans the history of the art of photography. This resource provides you with a high quality image bank from the V&A's photography collection, teacher's notes and ideas and an activity sheet. The weblink is a video discussing how artists in the Middle East are using photography. The Photographs gallery, Room 100 (Level 3), displays artworks from 1839 to the present day. The displays change annually, and feature influential photographers historic and contemporary. In addition, Room 38a (Level 1), houses temporary photographic displays that complement exhibitions at the Museum. The resource below has been designed for Key Stage 4–5: Photography, Art & Design.
Shakespeare's Hamlet Image Bank
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Shakespeare's Hamlet Image Bank

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This resource brings together images of objects from the V&A collections that are relevant to William Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet. It has been designed with flexibility in mind – teachers are invited to recombine and edit slides to shape lessons for their pupils. This resource contains: a skull used as a prop in a 1980 production; two scrap prints depicting Hamlet as Tragedy, and Ophelia with Hamlet; and a 19th century painting of key characters from six of Shakespeare’s plays. Each slide has an image and key information. To find out more, the notes section beneath each slide includes a link to the object in the V&A’s online database, ‘Search the Collections’, further weblinks, and, where possible, introductory text. The next slide suggests some ideas for discussion and activity with pupils, to be tailored to suit your specific needs. The Victoria and Albert Museum is the national museum of art, design and performance. To find out more about our extensive Schools’ programme, go to: www.vam.ac.uk/learning Please note: The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) encourages users to enjoy its collections as fully as possible. Where the V&A owns copyright in content, use may be made for non-commercial use, including educational use as defined by the UK Copyright, Design and Patent Act 1988. Find out more here: http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/t/terms-and-conditions/#3
Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream Image Bank
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Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream Image Bank

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This resource brings together images of objects and videos from the V&A collections that are relevant to William Shakespeare’s play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It has been designed with flexibility in mind – teachers are invited to recombine and edit slides to shape lessons for their pupils. The content is arranged in reverse chronological order, from the 21st to 17th centuries. It includes examples of costumes, costume and set designs, photographs, puppets, illustrations, prints and video exploring an RSC production of the play, set in India. Each slide has an image and key information. To find out more, the notes section beneath each slide includes a link to the object in the V&A’s online database, ‘Search the Collections’, further weblinks, and, where possible, introductory text. The next slide suggests some ideas for discussion and activity with pupils, to be tailored to suit your specific needs. Please note: The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) encourages users to enjoy its collections as fully as possible. Where the V&A owns copyright in content, use may be made for non-commercial use, including educational use as defined by the UK Copyright, Design and Patent Act 1988. Find out more here: http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/t/terms-and-conditions/#3 The Victoria and Albert Museum is the national museum of art, design and performance. To find out more about our extensive Schools’ programme, go to: www.vam.ac.uk/learning