On Tuesday 5th February 2019 54 year 11, 12 and 13 GCSE and A-Level Art and Photography students spent the day exploring the many fascinating artefacts at the Victoria and Albert Museum in South Kensington, London – the world’s leading museum of art and design.
Students took photographs to inspire further developments within their course and exam work, documenting the journey and the museum experience. On arrival at the V&A we were soon immersed in galleries exhibiting sculpture, fashion and work from the old masters (including the Raphael Cartoons and a cast of Michelangelo’s sculpture ‘David’), as well as art and design artefacts from Asia, China and Japan.
Some of the highlights were the newly developed Photography Centre, with a range of traditional cameras to view and try out, and the discovery of impressive landscape paintings by Constable and Turner.
The trip was a great success and is already inspiring further developments within students’ GCSE and A-Level work; we cannot wait to return to the V&A again in the near future.