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V & A Exhibition Road ProjectA new purpose-built underground gallery, magnificent courtyard space and a new entrance from Exhibition Road on the west side of the Victoria and Albert Museum are part of a planned £41 million redevelopment of the V & A, one of London's most important cultural institutions. The scheme will transform a previously inaccessible back-of-house space into an open courtyard for installations, events and a cafe, revising the existing screen by Sir Aston Webb - "the most controversial part of the plan" (Financial Times) - the man who designed the museum's main building in 1891. The project will also reveal the beautiful Victorian facades on the west side of the V&A's Grade 1 listed buildings which have been restored but never on public view before. Amanda Levete Architects, AL_A, won the international competition to design the project. Levete who won the Stirling Prize while at Future Systems and has designed stand-out projects such as the Selfridges department store in Birmingham and the media centre at Lord's Cricket Ground. Work will begin in autumn 2012 to divert services within the site and building work is planned to start in 2013, aiming for completion by the end of 2015 with a planned opening to the public in 2016.

About Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum (or V & A as everyone calls it) was originally founded in 1852 to inspire and educate British designers and manufacturers. Today it houses over 4 million items spanning centuries and hundreds of cultures. The stunning collection covers European, Indian, Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Islamic artefacts ranging from ceramics, glass, metalwork and sculpture to costume, armour, weaponry and furniture. More about Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £246† 24% off
17 Egerton Terrace, SW3 | 4 minutes from V & A Exhibition Road Project
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Richard Learoyd: Dark Mirror
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 24th October - 14th February 2016
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 | Same location as V & A Exhibition Road Project
The artist creates large-scale portrait and still-life photographs by capturing images onto colour photographic paper in a room-sized camera obscura without resort to digital techniques....More
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Opera Scenes
London > Events > Concerts †Dates: 8th February 2016
Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, SW7 | 5 minutes from V & A Exhibition Road Project
Student singers from the college perform a range of opera pieces, with piano accompaniment....More
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Cirque du Soleil: Amaluna
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 16th January to 14th February 2016
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, SW7 | 7 minutes from V & A Exhibition Road Project
Montreal-based company Cirque du Soleil have made the Royal Albert Hall something of a home-from-home and they return for another January residency in 2016 with Amaluna. ...More
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London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from V & A Exhibition Road Project
The huge IMAX screen - ten times bigger than the average screen - at the Science Museum is one of the few places in London where ... More
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London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Institut Francais Cultural Centre, 17 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from V & A Exhibition Road Project
The Cine Lumiere is a shining beacon for all fans of European and World cinema. Attached to the Institut Francais, its programme is varied and intelligent, ... More
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Royal College of Music
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from V & A Exhibition Road Project
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | Same location as V & A Exhibition Road Project
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Brompton Oratory
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from V & A Exhibition Road Project
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Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from V & A Exhibition Road Project
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London > Shopping > Delicatessens
24-25 Cromwell Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from V & A Exhibition Road Project
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Gilding the Lily
London > Shopping > Florists
Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from V & A Exhibition Road Project
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Chanel
London > Shopping > Ladies Fashion
278-280 Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW3 | 5 minutes from V & A Exhibition Road Project
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London > Restaurants > British restaurants
3 Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from V & A Exhibition Road Project
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London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
39 Thurloe Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from V & A Exhibition Road Project
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Fernandez and Wells
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
8 Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from V & A Exhibition Road Project
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HULT International Business School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
58 Princes Gate, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from V & A Exhibition Road Project
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History of Art Studies
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13 South Terrace, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from V & A Exhibition Road Project
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165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 6 minutes from V & A Exhibition Road Project
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11 Thurloe Place, Knightsbridge, London SW7 | 3 minutes from V & A Exhibition Road Project
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63-81 Pelham Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from V & A Exhibition Road Project
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35 Walton Street, South Kensington, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 6 minutes from V & A Exhibition Road Project
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298 Kings Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, London SW3 | 14 minutes from V & A Exhibition Road Project
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43 Thurloe Street, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from V & A Exhibition Road Project
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17a Harrington Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from V & A Exhibition Road Project
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Chelsea Cloisters, Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, London SW3 | 7 minutes from V & A Exhibition Road Project
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
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Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | Same location as V & A Exhibition Road Project
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Natural History Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from V & A Exhibition Road Project
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The Great Hall, Imperial College
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South Kensington Campus, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from V & A Exhibition Road Project
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Cartier: The Inspiration Behind The InnovationCartier: The Inspiration Behind The InnovationWith Francesca Cartier Brickell.2016-02-09T00:00:00+00002016-02-09T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, † Cromwell Road† † † SW7 2RL
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Touch Tour: Bejewelled TreasuresTouch Tour: Bejewelled TreasuresA closer examination of the Al Thani Colletion.2016-02-09T00:00:00+00002016-02-09T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, † Cromwell Road† † † SW7 2RL
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Lunchtime Lecture: Richard Learoyd In Conversation With Martin BarnesLunchtime Lecture: Richard Learoyd In Conversation With Martin BarnesTalk with the photographer.2016-02-10T00:00:00+00002016-02-10T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, † Cromwell Road† † † SW7 2RL
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Lunchtime Lecture: Richard Learoyd In Conversation With Martin Barnes
Gallery Talk: The British GalleriesGallery Talk: The British GalleriesAn informative talk and tour.2016-02-11T00:00:00+00002016-02-11T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, † Cromwell Road† † † SW7 2RL
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Gallery Talk: The British Galleries
Handling Museum ObjectsHandling Museum ObjectsThis new workshop led by V&A conservators and technicians, demonstrates the best and safest ways to handle objects.2016-02-11T00:00:00+00002016-02-11T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, † Cromwell Road† † † SW7 2RL
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Handling Museum Objects
Casting: A Site-Specific Installation In The Cast CourtsCasting: A Site-Specific Installation In The Cast CourtsThe Samsung Korean Digital Art Resident Yiyun Kang creates a unqiue atmosphere as she maps her digital projections onto the V&A space.2016-02-12T00:00:00+00002016-02-12T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, † Cromwell Road† † † SW7 2RL
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Introduction To ArduinoIntroduction To ArduinoDigital workshop.2016-02-12T00:00:00+00002016-02-12T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, † Cromwell Road† † † SW7 2RL
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Introduction To Arduino
Norfolk House Music Room ConcertsNorfolk House Music Room ConcertsThe violinist Aisha Guendisch and pianist Aleksandar Djermanovic perform Korngold Much Ado about Nothing Suite op 11 and Grieg Violin Sonata no 3 in C Minor op 45, as part of the Love & Liaisons evening.2016-02-12T00:00:00+00002016-02-12T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, † Cromwell Road† † † SW7 2RL
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Olga KurylenkoOlga KurylenkoIn conversation with the international actor.2016-02-12T00:00:00+00002016-02-12T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, † Cromwell Road† † † SW7 2RL
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Redefining Beauty: Julia Margaret CameronRedefining Beauty: Julia Margaret CameronThis performance project developed by the artist Lucinda Jarrett and choreographer Miranda Tufnell sees groups of musicians and older performers respond to the work by photographer Margaret Cameron.2016-02-12T00:00:00+00002016-02-12T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, † Cromwell Road† † † SW7 2RL
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