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Time: 16:21 23 May 2011

Power of Making exhibit opens in V&A

6th September 2011

Culture vultures staying in central London hotels may be interested in attending the new Power of Making exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Set to run from September 6th through to January 2nd, the event celebrates the role of making in people's lives by presenting a selection of 100 "exquisitely crafted" objects.

The exhibition is a showcase of curiosities, showing off the works of amateurs and leading creatives around the world.

Curated by Daniel Charny, the display promises to present a range of skills with "imaginative and spectacular results".

Additionally, the museum has released a book to coincide with the display, featuring an introduction by Mr Charny as well as contributions from authors around the world, exploring attitudes towards creativity and skill.

Items on display include intricately carved miniature sculptures on the led tips of pencils, the crochetdermy bear and the MakerBot.

"Making is the most powerful way that we solve problems, express ideas and shape our world. What and how we make defines who we are, and communicates who we want to be," commented the museum.

The event takes place in the Porter Gallery where admission is free to all, with opening times at 10:00 to 17:30 GMT daily and 10:00 to 21:30 GMT on Fridays.

V&A organisers added: "Those whose craft and ingenuity reach the very highest levels can create amazing things. But making is something everyone can do. The knowledge of how to make - both everyday objects and highly-skilled creations - is one of humanity's most precious resources."

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