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