Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Museum Residency: Automaton Maker at V&A

Tippu's Tiger.jpg
The the Victoria and Albert Museum is currently accepting applicants for an automata residency. This is a great opportunity for UK-based automaton artists. Shown above is the famous piece known as Tippu's Tiger from their collection.

Museum Residency:
Automata Maker Bursary offered and studio space provided The V&A and the Crafts Council are collaborating on a series of three six month residencies in the Sackler Centre for arts education at the V&A. This third Craft Residency presents a new opportunity for mid-career practitioners to have a studio at the V&A for six months commencing in July 2010. Proposals are invited from UK based artists and makers working with, or wishing to work in Automata, who want to develop their practice through working with the V&A collections and engage in public participatory programmes in working with the V&A and Crafts Council.

For more details and to apply online, visit the V&A's website. The closing date for applications is 3 November 2009.


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Anonymous Falk Keuten said...

Hi Dug, interesting too for us is a 26min. film about the tiger of the V&A Museum here:
http://www.vam.ac.uk/collections/asia/object_stories/Tippoo's_tiger/tippoo_video/broadband.html

Greetings Falk

September 1, 2009 at 3:38 PM  

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