9 June 2009

Visit Mona Choo at the V&A Open Studios

Mona Choo - International Print Resident for the V&A museum will be hosting her final open studio on Friday 19 June from 6.30pm - 9pm, and then Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 June from 1 - 4pm. All will be welcome.

Level 1
The Sackler Centre for arts education
Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Road
London SW7 2RL

Open Studios
Appointed Residents open their studios to the public most Friday afternoons and one weekend each month. Visitors to the Museum are welcome to drop into the studios, situated on Level 1 of the Sackler Centre during these times, where they can meet the Residents, ask questions about their work, discover how they are using the collections for research and see how their work is progressing. The Open Studio Programme gives visitors a fascinating insight into the processes creative practioners use to develop ideas and see the skills that are used to make their work.

Open Studios enable visitors to witness first hand how practioners develop their ideas, where they find inspiration, the tools and skills used to make work and process involved in developing an initial idea into a more complete concept.

V&A Museum Residency Programme
The new and innovative Museum Residency Programme at the V&A gives designers, artists, writers, makers, musicians etc, the extraordinary opportunity to have a studio in the Sackler Centre for arts education at the museum for six months. There are two studios for Museum Residencies providing space for four Residents each year. Using these Studios as a base Residents have access to the V&A's unique resources including the extensive collections; curatorial and conservation expertise; practical art, design and digital media workshops in the Sackler Centre and experienced educational and outreach staff. Residents use these to develop their careers, carry out research, make new work and acquire or increase their skills in working with the public. Residents will hold Open Studios sessions when visitors to the Museum can visit the studios to see for themselves the Residents at work.

As part of their time at the V&A, Residents will work with a team of museum professionals to contribute to the Learning Programme. This may include workshops, lectures and gallery talks, courses, gallery activities for children or contributing to the V&A website. Their input into these programmes is inspirational for the public and museum staff alike. Access to the collections can fuel imaginative ideas for activities and events for the museum's audiences as well as new bodies of work for the Residents.