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Latest press releases
Confiscation Cabinets, 9 November 2013 – 1 June 2014
Artist Guy Tarrant's display cabinets show artefacts gleaned from 150 different London primary and secondary schools over three decades. These objects include homemade games, keepsakes, cult toys, peculiar adornments, weapons and other forbidden objects which characterise the flotsam and jetsam of contemporary school children. - See more at: http://www.museumofchildhood.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions-and-displays/confiscation-cabinets#sthash.cctt3YKm.dpuf
Are You Sitting Comfortably?, 12 October 2013 – 1 June 2014
Are you Sitting Comfortably? is an exhibition exploring some of the effects of environment and design on teaching and learning from the formality of the Victorian classroom to the outdoors self-directed learning of a wood school.
Afro Supa Hero, 14 September 2013 – 9 February 2014
A snapshot of a childhood, shown through a personal collection of pop cultural heroes and heroines of the African diaspora. Jon Daniel's action figures, comic books and games offer an insight into the experience of a boy of African Caribbean heritage growing up in 1960s and 1970s Britain, in search of his identity.
War Games, 25 May 2013 – 9 March 2014
Exploring the fascinating relationship between conflict and children's play and providing an insight into the ways toys have been influenced by warfare from 1800 to the present day.
Red Balloon 86, 25 May – 3 November 2014
An evocative display of work by Czech artist Hana Vojackova, comprising 5 large-format photographs and a video. It tells the story of a ghostly boy wandering around an abandoned city in the Chernobyl exclusion zone and offers a personal response to the 1986 Chernobyl disaster.
A Treasured Collection, 22 December 2012 – 1 September 2013
An exuberant and eclectic Front Room installation of 'mini museums', looking at the private world of collecting.
The Space Between, 15 December 2012 – 19 May 2013
A display of work by a group of four photographers The Lyrical & The Ordinary, who each explore themes around the domestic family environment. Their photographs vary in style and content, but personal stories are at the core of their work.
Modern British Childhood, 13 October 2012 – 14 April 2013
A major exhibition charting 64 tumultuous years in history and exploring issues surrounding education, health, family, entertainment, fashion and play.
Happy Birthday, Mr Punch, 14 July – 9 December 2012
As part of The Big Grin, a nationwide celebration of Mr Punch's 350th birthday, the V&A Museum of Childhood is dedicating a photography exhibition, a display of historic puppets and a series of family events to the face of fun, slapstick and British summertime.
Mascots of the Olympic Games, 19 May – 28 October 2012
A display of Olympic mascots, showcasing 38 mascots from the last 40 years of summer and winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, including this year's mascots, Wenlock and Mandeville.
Beautiful Games, 31 March – 9 September 2012
What makes an athlete successful? As the London 2012 Olympic Games approaches, Beautiful Games answers all of these questions and many more.
Playing In or Out?, 24 March – 4 November 2012
Are kids today deprived of the outdoor adventures of previous generations? Playing In or Out? explores how notions of children playing indoors and playing outdoors have changed dramatically over the past 50 years.