25th October 2011
School trips to London will be pleased to hear that the V&A will stage a major exhibition on British Post-war Art and Design to coincide with the London Olympic Games in 2012. The exhibition, British Design 1948-2012, will celebrate classic examples of post-war British design showcasing more than seven decades of British creative talent and innovation from the 1948 "Ausetrity Olympics" to the summer of 2012. Drawing on the V&A's unrivalled collections and complemented by works drawn from across Britain, the exhibition will bring together more than 300 objects telling the story of British fashion, furniture, fine art, graphic design, photography, cermaics, architecture and industrial products over the past 60 years.

It will be the first comprehensive exhibition to examine the ways in which artists and designers who were born, trained or worked in the UK have produced innovative and internationally acclaimed works from post war to the present day. Students on a school trip to London will be spoilt for choice and will have the opportunity to explore a diverse array of works that will chart the development of British design in all its forms featuring much loved designs such as the 1961 E-type Jaguar, a Brownie Vecta Camera by Kenneth Grange (1964), an Alexander McQueen evening gown from the Horn of Plenty collection (2009), a six metre model of concorde, a recreation of Manchester's The Hacienda nighclub, texttiles by Laura Ashley (1983) and a Moulton bicyle to name but a few.

British Design 1948-2012 is being staged at the world famous V&A museum in London between 21st March and 12th August and is a must see exhibition for any aspiring design student on a school trip to London. If you would like to visit London and celebrate all things British with the Olympics drawing ever closer please contact us for more information on school trips to London. Alternatively please consider our unique educational conference Design Discovered! which is being held at the O2 featuring world renowned fashion and social designer Wayne Hemmingway, the captivating inventor Trevor Bayliss and the eminent James Dyson Foundation. If you would like to be part of Design Discovered! please contact us today for more information.

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