Victoria and Albert Museum announce video games exhibition

London’s Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) have announced a major new exhibition on video games set to launch in the autumn of 2018. Titled “Videogames”, the exhibit will focus on the rise of the video games industry from the mid 2000’s. It will feature a host of immersive experiences and materials from several pioneering studios.

V&A director Dr Tristram Hunt promised “the first exhibition to fully consider the complexity of video games as one of the most important design fields of our time.” The show will also explore the  issues of misogyny and violence in games, as well as the design aspect. It promises not to shy away from issues which have plagued the industry but instead look to address them.

The museum goes on to state that the “hugely timely” show will be the “first in the world to fully consider the complexity of video games as one of the most important design fields of our time”. The show will explore the design as well as the social elements of the industry. It forms part of two new tech-oriented exhibitions to feature in the museums 2018 programme.

V&A History

The Victoria and Albert Museum is home to some of the world’s oldest artworks, located in the Royal borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It is the world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 4.5 million objects. It was founded in 1852 and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.