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Standing Buddha, teak and lacquer, Myanmar, 18th century.

A new Buddhist Art Gallery at the V&A

Sometimes the disruption caused by building work within a museum such as the V&A can bring new opportunities. This is proving the case with the Robert Ho Family Foundation Gallery of Buddhist Sculpture which closed in late 2103 to allow building work to commence on a major new temporary exhibition space close by. The old […]

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New display at the Korean Gallery

Contemporary Korean Ceramics: Tradition and Innovation

  In Korea, contemporary ceramic art practice can be roughly divided into three different approaches. First of all, there are artists who adhere to tradition, preserving the cultural heritage of the nation. Secondly there are those who pursue innovation, seeking artistic originality and individual expression. The third trend bridges these two by reinterpreting tradition with […]

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Latest acquisition funded by Samsung for the Korean Collection at the V&A: Aggregation10-SE032RED

We are delighted to announce that the V&A has a new addition to its growing Korean Collection. Aggregation10-SE032RED is part of a series of new acquisitions purchased in the last year with the generous support of Samsung. This large contemporary ‘relief-painting’ is made by the artist Chun Kwang-Young, renowned for his creative and innovative use […]

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