New Ex­hi­bi­tion Quar­ter at the V&A

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At the end of June the V&A opened its new Ex­hi­bi­tion Road Quar­ter with a week-long fes­ti­val, RE­VEAL, cel­e­brat­ing the mu­seum’s new ar­chi­tec­ture, her­itage and his­tory.

This year marks the V&A’S 165th an­niver­sary and the Ex­hi­bi­tion Road Quar­ter, de­signed by the Stir­ling Prizewin­ning Bri­tish ar­chi­tect Amanda Levete and her prac­tice AL_A is the mu­seum’s largest ar­chi­tec­tural in­ter­ven­tion in the last cen­tury.

This in­no­va­tive and am­bi­tious project will cre­ate beau­ti­ful new pub­lic ar­eas and gallery spa­ces for Lon­don, trans­form­ing the ex­pe­ri­ence of the V&A for vis­i­tors, and re­veal­ing his­toric fa­cades of the V&A’S ex­ist­ing Grade I build­ings for the first time.

Vis­i­tors will be able to en­ter the V&A Ex­hi­bi­tion Road Quar­ter through the arches of the ren­o­vated 1909 As­ton Webb Screen, open­ing up the mu­seum to its neigh­bours on Ex­hi­bi­tion Road. The new spa­ces in­clude: The Sains­bury Gallery, a ver­sa­tile ex­hi­bi­tion space pur­pose-built for the V&A’S world-lead­ing pro­gramme of tem­po­rary ex­hi­bi­tions; The Sack­ler Court­yard, the world’s first all-porce­lain pub­lic court­yard, in­spired by the rich tra­di­tion of ce­ram­ics at the V&A; The Blavat­nik Hall, a new en­trance into the V&A that will trans­form how vis­i­tors ex­pe­ri­ence and dis­cover the mu­seum and its col­lec­tions.

© VIC­TO­RIA AND AL­BERT MU­SEUM

Artists par­tic­i­pat­ing in the V&A’S Re­veal Fes­ti­val to cel­e­brate the open­ing of the mu­seum’s new Ex­hi­bi­tion Road Quar­ter.

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