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Talks and events

The Design Museum is now open in its spectacular new location in Kensington. Tickets now on sale for an inspiring programme of talks and events.

The Sunday Sketch

Each month there is an expert illustrator on hand to lead you through a range of drawing activities in the Design Museum, from architectural drawing to studies of objects in the collection.

Design on Film: Revolution

Author and academic Christopher Frayling interviews Revolution film-maker Margy Kimmoth and curators Eszter Steierhoffer and Dr Natalia Murray. The event includes a screening of her film Revolution and a preview to the museum’s upcoming Imagine Moscow exhibition.

BBC Radio Four Thought recording

The latest in a series of thought-provoking talks in which the speakers air their thinking on the trends, ideas, interests and passions that affect culture and society.

The Mausoleum

Join art historian Konstantin Akinsha and Director of Grad Gallery Elena Sudakova to examine the death of Lenin and its impact on Russian Design in the second Imagine Moscow lecture.

Ways of Life: Cinema, Mass Media and Propaganda

Film-maker and writer Tariq Ali and cultural theorist Esther Leslie explore how Russian cinema and mass media created a new form of politics that continues to shape our world. In partnership with the Royal Academy.

The Fashion Revolution

Join cultural historian David Crowley to examine the legacy of the Soviet Avant-garde in fashion and film design in the second part of the Imagine Moscow Lecture Series.

Visions of Communism

Join Curator Valeria Carullo to explore modernist Russian photography and its relation to architecture in the final part of the Imagine Moscow Lecture Series.

Ways of Life: Building A New Feminism

Join architecture critic Owen Hatherley and philosopher Nina Power to explore Soviet communal architecture and the gender politics of the built environment. In partnership with the Royal Academy.

Selling Freedom

Join the Design Museum for an evening panel discussion to explore how Californian design has created, and undermined, the pursuit of freedom.

Plan your visit

Plan your visit

The Design Museum is now open in its spectacular new location in Kensington. The new address is 224-238 Kensington High Street London, W8 6AG.

Get in touch

Please contact the Design Museum on +44 20 3862 5900 or the Bookings Office on +44 20 3862 5937 Monday to Friday (10:00 to 17:00). For enquiries outside of these hours, please submit an online enquiry.