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

South Kensington, London
Joined January 2009
Pinned Tweet
Open today! Africa Fashion. Our new major exhibition exploring the vitality of a fashion scene as dynamic as the continent itself. 'A glorious celebration' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Time Out 'Elegant and exuberant' ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Telegraph Book now, members go free: fal.cn/3pVHY
19
99
25
357
Show this thread
Londoners- you know about this refreshing, cool body of water in our garden, right? #UKHeatwave Pictured is a performance from our last #FridayLate, What Is Seen and What Is Not by Osman Yousefzada.
3
11
44
And relax. This realist oil painting by North Korean artist Ri Sang Mun depicts the lake at the peak of the sacred Mount Paektu, on the North Korean-Chinese border.
18
53
Part of our Pakistan/UK: New Perspectives season to mark the 75th anniversary of Pakistan🇵🇰, What Is Seen and What Is Not performed at the @V_and_A to launch Osman Yousefzada’s new installation. Find out more > britishcouncil.pk/programmes… #PKUKCelebrating75 @OSMANstudio @pkBritish
1
8
38
1,979
Show this thread
First came the Balenciaga on the left, then the Yves Saint Laurent months later (1967). Some ombre excellence for #SequinSunday.
2
40
3
269
New event 🇪🇸 In-person and online talk: Collecting Spain, 1850-1945 Join our curators and special guests in exploring how the museum has acquired Spanish decorative arts from textiles to furniture, silver and lustreware. Find out more: fal.cn/3r0Fi
12
2
46
Sea slugs? Sweets? Wrong. These are a new addition to our contemporary glass collection, made through a dynamic process of repeatedly folding and stretching glass. Two glass forms frozen in movement, created by Maria Bang Espersen. Discover more glass: fal.cn/3r0vx
3
22
5
125
4,977
Friday feeling 🕺 Discover the Africa Fashion exhibition: fal.cn/3qZMK You can also visit the exhibition after hours on 26 August at our next Friday Late, a museum-wide, pan-African takeover in partnership with @GUAPMAG.
1
28
6
110
Can relate. A classic from documentary photographer Martin Parr's 1986 series exploring the British seaside resort of New Brighton. Browse more Martin Parr: fal.cn/3qZn5
9
3
44
Delighted to have JA Projects, @practiceveryday and artist Larry Achiampong onboard to design new galleries at V&A East Museum, coming to East London in 2025.
6
1
19
This right now please. #heatwave This photo was taken around 100 years ago by pioneering photographic journalist Andrew Pitcairn-Knowles.
1
27
3
169
Dramatic in outline and subtle in colour, the Fighting Fish bracelet by designer @Webster_Rocks is a distinctive and contemporary expression of luxury.💎 Thought we'd share. See more key pieces in the collection: bit.ly/3QGwvkF
14
1
59
3,554
Gravity-defying heel-less shoes by Japanese designer Noritaka Tatehana: fal.cn/3qUGk They're part of a new (free!) display on our ground floor that explores the use of natural dyes in Japanese fashion history, like this iridescent green.
2
16
7
76
3,889
Watch botanical artist Katie Scott as she creates an illustration inspired by Beatrix Potter’s mushroom drawings 🍄 Watch the full film: bit.ly/3zIOOyJ
2
18
2
95
3,566
With thanks to the @ArmittMuseum
1
3
In light of the news... 3 posters of different productions of Grease from our Theatre & Performance collection.
1
12
1
64
Our wonderful friends at the V&A (@V_and_A) are hosting a fascinating curator dialogue between: 🗣️ #EkowEshun (#InTheBlackFantastic) 🗣️ Dr #ChristineChecinska (#AfricaFashion) Learn more ⬇️
New online event. Fabricating the African Imaginarium: bit.ly/3bBBUe1 When the Curator of our Africa Fashion exhibition meets the Curator of In The Black Fantastic @haywardgallery They'll be discussing the works of genre-defying contemporary African creatives today.
8
17
New online event. Fabricating the African Imaginarium: bit.ly/3bBBUe1 When the Curator of our Africa Fashion exhibition meets the Curator of In The Black Fantastic @haywardgallery They'll be discussing the works of genre-defying contemporary African creatives today.
9
1
41
🐈‍⬛This costume design for the character of Puss In Boots, by prolific stage designer Oliver Messel. We had a huge exhibition about him back in 1983.
1
6
29
🐈‍⬛Of course Mrs. Tabitha Twitchit from our exhibition, Beatrix Potter: Drawn To Nature. Book now: bit.ly/3zA1Dv8
2
33
1
110
🐈‍⬛Send us your favourite art cats? Have a browse: bit.ly/3Qmttla Costume design by Mikhail Larionov, 1916.
4
12
1
38
Show this thread