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Author: Paula Nuttall (Director of Late Medieval to Early Renaissance Year Course)
Among the most historic – and historical – treasures in the V&A’s Medieval and Renaissance Galleries are four stained glass panels from a series depicting the rulers of the Burgundian Netherlands, together with angels bearing coats-of-arms, originally from the windows of the Chapel of the Holy Blood in Bruges. The V&A panels depict Mary, Duchess of Burgundy, her husband...
Author: Paula Nuttall (Director of Late Medieval to Early Renaissance Year Course)
This week’s object has been chosen by students on the Medieval and Renaissance Year Course, and is by the great Florentine sculptor Donatello (1386-1466). It is an image of the Virgin and Child, by far the most common type of privately owned art object in this period. Images such as this served as aids to daily prayer, and were available in a wide range of materials, styles and formats, to...
Author: Alex Flowers (Team Leader)
Last weekend, the V&A was proud to be part of the team who organised London's very first Mini Maker Faire at London College of Communication, Elephant and Castle. The Maker Faire brings together Makers from all different backgrounds and showcases great examples of creativity and ingenuity, from 3D printers and programmers, to musicians and textile artists. The event has it's origins...
Author: Sally Dormer (Course Tutor Late Medieval to Early Renaissance Year Course)
The Ramsey Abbey Incense Boat and Censer, England, Silver and Silver Gilt, Medieval and Renaissance, room 10, case 13, Muse ref: M.269-1923 and M.268-1923 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London The silver-gilt censer and incense boat, exhibited side by side in the Medieval and Renaissance Galleries, are extremely rare survivals of 14th-century English, ecclesiastical, goldsmiths’ work....