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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: 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
How was it made? Indian textiles, jewellery & sculpture in traditional & contemporary practice
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How was it made? Indian textiles, jewellery & sculpture in traditional & contemporary practice

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This Teachers’ Resource brings together films about the V&A’s collections from South Asia, including an introductory overview to the collection, key objects in focus films, clips on making techniques and insights into the following exhibitions: The Fabric of India and Bejewelled Treasures: The Al Thani Collection of 2015 and 2016. For articles on the collection, objects, galleries and designers, visit our online South Asia hub: http://www.vam.ac.uk/collections/south-asia 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.
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
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.
Pattern - Textiles and Wallpapers
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Pattern - Textiles and Wallpapers

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This study room resource examines designs for wallpaper and texiles by designers from 1868 to 1978. Also available are teachers note, reading list and full high quality image gallery of designs via the weblink. The weblink will take you to a video of a printer using block printing to make a wallpaper design. If visiting the V&A as an individual or group, you can view this study box of original designs in Prints and Drawings Study Room.
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 The Tempest Image Bank
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Shakespeare's The Tempest Image Bank

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This resource brings together images from the V&A collections that are relevant to William Shakespeare’s play, The Tempest. 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 19th to 18th centuries. It includes three images inspired by the text with a focus on Ariel and the storm, and one image of Prospero and Miranda alongside other key Shakespearean characters. 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
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.
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 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
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/
Staging Shakespeare: Costume Design
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Staging Shakespeare: Costume Design

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This resource brings together images of objects from the V&A collections that are relevant to William Shakespeare’s plays and how they have been staged and interpreted. 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 200 years of theatrical costume design and its changing styles. 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
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 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