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The Juno Cabinet, made by Bruce Talbert, ebony and ivory, England, 1878. Museum no. W.18:1-1981

Designers frequently used Classical literature as a source for designs and cabinets offered plenty of scope for symbolic decoration. The Greek godess Juno appears in the centre of this cabinet with her emblem, the peacock. Her story is told in the audio below. The colour scheme of black, white and terracotta was based on classical vases.

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Paris Street Style - Shoes (Paperback)

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With their signature, opinionated sense of style, Thomas and Veysset, the authors of the bestselling Paris Street Style, explore the significance of t…

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All of This Belongs to You

1 April – 19 July 2015. The V&A examines the role of public institutions in contemporary life and what it means to be responsible for a national collection.

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Event - Art and the City: Ancient to Modern

Mon 22 September 2014–Mon 18 July 2016

YEAR COURSE: Many celebrated artists have been closely associated with major European and American cities such as Paris, Rome, London, Berlin and New York. They have lived and worked in these cities and many have made the city itself a subject of their work.

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