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Booking opens Tuesday 16 June www.vam.ac.uk/membership-events 020 7942 2277 / 2278 / 2281 Africans in Art Tuesday 3 November 11.00 – 12.00 (tour); 12.00 – 12.30 (refreshments) V&A Guided Tour

Conditions of Booking General Members can purchase as many tickets as they require (including for guests who do not need to be Members). Please note, however, that the Membership Office reserves the right to restrict the number of tickets available for selected events. Members of the Director’s Circle receive priority booking on all Membership Events.

The V&A collections include many representations of African people in a variety of media, ranging from painted portraits to prints and photographs. Join V&A Guide Margaret Raffin for a tour where you will discover images of black Africans from the Renaissance to the twentieth century. £15 (including refreshments)

The Medici Family Connections in the Renaissance Galleries Wednesday 4 November Tour 1: 14.00 – 15.00 (tour); 15.00 – 15.30 (refreshments) Wednesday 11 November Tour 2: 14.00 – 15.00 (tour); 15.00 – 15.30 (refreshments) V&A Guided Tour Using objects from the Museum’s collections, V&A Guide Sandy Hawkins will show how, during the fifteenth to early sixteenth century, Florence under four generations of the Medici family rose to prominence through patronage of the arts. This rise was greatly facilitated by works commissioned from local painters, sculptors and architects. Members will discover how these magnificent artworks are indebted to classical antiquity. £15 (including refreshments)

A Visit to Maharani: Textiles of India Tuesday 17 November 18.30 – 20.30 External Visit

Payment Please pay by credit or debit card over the telephone or online. Receipts will not be sent, unless specifically requested by telephone. Members booking online will receive email confirmation of their booking. Payment details sent by post will be processed, but not until after booking opens and allocation cannot be guaranteed.

An Evening with Tom Dixon

Thursday 19 November , 18.30 – 21.00 External Visit Tom Dixon OBE, internationally renowned British designer and creative director of his own eponymous brand, invites Members to his showroom at Portobello Dock. Join Tom as he discusses his career as a self-taught designer working in multiple disciplines, from contemporary lighting, furniture and accessories to high-profile projects including the restaurant at the Royal Academy in London, Jamie Oliver’s London restaurant, Barbecoa, and Shoreditch House. Most recently, Tom’s Design Research Studio completed its first ever hotel project, redesigning the iconic Thames-side Mondrian Sea Containers. Guests will receive a glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne upon arrival and twenty per cent off all purchases made on the evening. £20 (including refreshments)

Allocation & Waiting Lists Event tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis. If payment confirmation is not received, your payment and booking have not been successful, in which case you will not have been charged. If an event has sold out, your name can be added to a waiting list by contacting the Membership Office. Event capacities are determined by the venues. Please do not attempt to attend an event without a booking. Cancellation Please note we do not offer refunds or credit vouchers. The Membership Office is not liable for unforeseen circumstances such as travel and weather disruption or personal reasons. The Friends of the V&A’s decision on this is final and all payments will go to supporting the Museum. The Membership Office reserves the right to cancel any event, in which case you will be fully refunded. Access The V&A aims to be fully accessible to all. Please help us to accommodate any specific individual needs by contacting the Membership Office in advance of attending. Any events held at the South Kensington V&A site are deemed fully accessible, subject to a fully operational lift service. Alterations & Speakers The Membership Office reserves the right to make alterations to the advertised programme without prior notice. The Friends of the V&A, as a body, is not responsible for the views or opinions expressed by individual speakers. Please note all end times are approximate. Ticket Prices Please note that all prices include VAT and no concessions are offered.

Join Sarah Mahaffy, owner of fashion and interiors shop Maharani, for a talk on working with leading textile designers in India. Members will be given the chance to see and admire clothing, shawls and fine vintage textiles that she personally sources in Gujarat (Ahmedabad and Kutch), Kashmir, the Punjab, Varanasi and Delhi. A ten per cent discount will be available on all purchases made on the evening. £20 (including refreshments)

Liability Please note that personal insurance for events away from the V&A is the responsibility of the individual. Data Protection The information you provide will be processed by the Membership Office and used solely to supply the goods and services ordered, and for billing, accounts and audit purposes. Information will not be passed on to third parties. Key to Members’ Events

Many Stairs Extensive Walking

Full Disabled Access

Top: the Tom Dixon Store © Peer Lindgreen. Right: Indian clothing and textiles at Maharani. Courtesy Maharani V&A Magazine Summer 2015

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V&A Magazine — Issue 37  

V&A Magazine, Issue 37, Summer 2015 Style, sex and psychology

V&A Magazine — Issue 37  

V&A Magazine, Issue 37, Summer 2015 Style, sex and psychology