The V&A has today unveiled what it’s planning for its new east London museum in the Olympic Park in Stratford. There will be two sites: V&A Storehouse opening in 2024 and V&A East Museum, just across the park, opening in 2025. The Storehouse is promising an immersive behind-the-scenes experience. It’s not totally clear what that means, but an immersive experience in a storehouse sounds like visitors are going to be put to work moving boxes, and about bloody time too.
The sister site will be a bit more straight down the line; an extension of the Kensington site, concentrating on the best in design and art from around the world, with a particular focus on under-represented voices. It also aims to be a ‘creative campus’, somewhere for art and design to not just be shown, but made, too.
It’s all still a while away, but it's nice to have something to look forward to eh?
V&A East is projected to open in 2024/25. Details here.
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