The Victoria and Albert Museum – known as the V&A – is the world leading museum of art and design with collections unrivalled in their scope and diversity. Since it was established following the enormous success of the Great Exhibition of 1852, the Museum has always paid a great attention to engaging with collections, cultures and people from across the world. Today, the Museum’s international engagement enables them to pursue their mission to intrigue, inspire and inform by providing encounters between creative forces from around the globe and a large international audience.

The V&A was a generous partner and host to three Rio artists as part of Rio Occupation London, hosting the event Rio Occupation: Going for Gold at the V&A Late on Friday 27 July, the opening night of the 2012 Olympics, and partnering again in 2013 to identify artists for return residencies at Panorama, Tempo and Multiplicidade festivals in Rio de Janeiro.