Lectures at the Victoria and Albert Museum

My V&A

English actress and model Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones, Star Wars) takes us on a very personal tour of the V&A. Along the way, she is inspired by a 19th century photography pioneer, gets up-close-and-personal with a controversial dance costume, and remembers one of Alexander McQueen’s most iconic catwalk moments.

Highlights from the Japan Collections

The V&A’s collection of Japanese art and design is one of the largest in Britain. Curators of the V&A’s Toshiba Gallery of Japanese Art select some of the highlights from the renowned collections including a samurai sword and a kimono which celebrates air travel. 

Spotlight on V&A Jewellery Collections

The V&A has one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of jewellery in the world. Over 3,000 jewels tell the story of jewellery in Europe from ancient times to the present day.   

Georgian Silks

 We get an intimate view of James Leman’s Silk Designs, and learn more about this pioneering Huguenot silk designer and weaver.  

Medieval Jewellery and Embroidery

Join jewellery designer, Shaun Leane and embroidery artist, James Merry, as well as V&A curators, Kirstin Kennedy and Michaela Zöschg as they explore the expertly crafted and often vibrantly coloured Medieval objects on display at the V&A.  

Auguste Rodin - Challenging Beauty

The V&A holds 23 sculptures by French sculptor Auguste Rodin. Between the 1870s and the 1890s he came to challenge traditional notions of beauty and appropriateness – and paved the way for modern sculpture.