Research Activities

Our research expertise falls across the fields of art, design and performance; conservation and collections management; and object-led, museum-based learning. Details of just some of our projects can be found here.

More information on how to engage with V&A research as a visiting fellow can be found in the V&A Research Handbook.

The Museum has recently created the V&A Research Institute (VARI). This is an exciting development that promises to take the V&A's thriving research culture into a new phase, making its collections and expertise more visible and connecting them more fully with both academic partners and art/design practitioners. More details can be found here.

cover image : ‘Research in action at the V&A Research Institute (VARI) photograph by Eileen Budd’