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V&A Museum of Childhood
Cambridge Heath Road, E2 9PA
Everyone's invited to help redesign the new V&A Museum of Childhood
In preparation for the transformation of this much-loved museum, an entire gallery has been transformed into a working design studio. Give your feedback on work in progress, test out display ideas, talk with the team and shape the future of this iconic building.
To celebrate its opening, Open Studio will host a pop-up display over 10 days from Friday 14 June as part of the London Festival of Architecture and Refugee Week. Made in collaboration with Catja de Haas Architects and Oxfam, the Giant Dolls’ Houses Project is an installation of fantastical shoebox rooms. Originally produced by refugees in Jordan around themes of home and community, visitors will be encouraged to create their own shoeboxes. Pop along to;
Dolls’ House in a Shoebox workshop:
15 June 2019, 12-4pm
Make your own dolls' house shoebox. Free.
Cambridge Heath Road, E2 9PA
020 8980 2415
How to get there:
Bethnal Green tube
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