26 SEPTEMBER 2009 – 10 JANUARY 2010
Wonderland explores fairytales, myths and folk tales from around the world. Featuring over 80 art works by 50 East London Printmakers, the exhibition includes depictions of much-loved European tales such as Hansel and Gretel by the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling, as well as folklore from other continents.
7 NOVEMBER 2009 – 7 FEBRUARY 2010
Kingsmead Eyes is the result of a collaboration between photographer Gideon Mendel and pupils from Kingsmead Primary School in Hackney. The children documented their world over six months, photographing their friends, families, community and school. At the same time, Mendel recorded the life of Kingsmead Estate through a series of powerful portraits. Living on the edge of the 2012 Olympic Games site, the schoolchildren have produced photographs of a city in a state of flux.
USE YOUR IMAGINATION: TOYS BY TOMORROW’S DESIGNERS
28 NOVEMBER 2009 – 6 JUNE 2010
An exhibition of toys produced by students at Middlesex University inspired by the Museum’s collection. The designs, developed from a contemporary child’s perspective and rigorously tested by a young panel, demonstrate the ways in which toys can stimulate imaginative play. Pupils from Christchurch Primary School working with artists have also created their own imaginative designs.
SINDY IN THE SIXTIES
UNTIL 18 JANUARY 2010
A display of vintage Sindy dolls from the 1960s. It explores the British fashion doll alongside boyfriend Paul and friends Mitzi and Vicki as well as clothing, furniture and accessories.
CREATE AN ARTIST’S BOOK
5 – 6 DECEMBER 2009: 12.30 – 14.00 & 14.30 – 16.00
Printmaking workshops for children inspired by the current exhibition Wonderland. Led by the East London Printmakers, children can create a festive print to take home as a gift or as a decoration.
FREE ADMISSION; Booking required; call 020 8983 5200
Age 5+ (children must be accompanied by an adult)
MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD GENERAL INFORMATION
The V&A Museum of Childhood is open daily 10.00 – 17.45, last admission 17.30.
The nearest underground station is Bethnal Green (Central Line).