The V&A was the first museum in the world to establish a dedicated 研究 Department and it continues to be a core activity of the Museum today. We play a leading role in binding together the fields of art, design and performance; conservation and collections management; 和 object-led, museum-based learning.
研究手册 is designed to describe - for V&A staff, academic partners and independent scholars - the opportunities for research in and on the Museum. It outlines the procedures for applying for external affiliations and internal secondments in support of research projects; it provides guidance to holders of research grants based at the Museum; and it introduces the policies for Open Access and Ethics that ensure our research is conducted 和 shared in a responsible manner.
研究 is deeply embedded in the V&A’s institutional culture, as we strive to promote knowledge, understanding 和 enjoyment of the designed world.
The V&A 研究 Institute (VARI)
The V&A 研究 Institute (VARI) is a new programme of research and teaching partnerships that will enhance access to the V&A's collections and develop new approaches to research, training, display 和 interpretation. It was launched in 2016 with generous funding from the 安德鲁·W上。梅隆基金会 在成功VARI试点项目。
V&A/RCA History of Design Postgraduate Programme
The V&A/RCA Programme (MA, MPhil and PhD) is internationally recognised as the leading centre for postgraduate study in the history of design and material culture. Combining ambitious, rigorous and cutting-edge scholarly approaches with first-hand understanding of material and digital artefacts, the History of Design programme is ideally suited to prepare students for the increasingly diverse and flexible professional portfolio dem和ed today.
Since 2005, the V&A has worked with UK Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) on AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Awards, engaging with a wide range of doctoral projects.
V&A Online Journal