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Art, design & empire: contemporary artists and the legacy of empire

The rise and fall of empire has been crucial to Britain's history and it also influenced art and design on many levels in Britain and the colonies. In this video, contemporary artists Lubaina Himid, Jane Adam and Yinka Shonibare discuss how empire and cultural exchange has influenced and shaped British design.

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Design and the Decorative Arts: Victorian Britain 1837-1901

Design and the Decorative Arts: Victorian Britain 1837-1901

The V&A's bestselling Design and the Decorative Arts, Britain 1500-1900 is now available in three separate paperback volumes. This volume tells the st…

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Game: The Definery

Luxury or Vulgar? Let The Definery help you decide what objects to own. Simply enter an object into The Definery, answer a series of questions about the object, and wait for its judgement.

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Event - Bejewelled Treasures: The Al Thani Collection

Sat 21 November 2015–Mon 28 March 2016

EXHIBITION: Discover the evolution and enduring influence of Indian jewellery from the Mughal Empire to the modern day. The exhibition will present over 100 spectacular items of Indian and Indian inspired jewellery, including precious jewels of breath-taking quality, exquisite enamelling and bejewelled ornaments.

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