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Turban ornament, Pakistan, early 18th century, Museum no. IM.240-1923

This exhibition spanned the period from the beginning of the 18th century to the mid-20th century, bringing together over 250 magnificent objects, many being lent from India's royal collections for the first time.

The exhibition examined the changing role of the maharajas within a social and historical context and revealed how their patronage of the arts, both in India and Europe, resulted in splendid and beautiful objects symbolic of royal status, power and identity.

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Maharaja: The Splendour of India's Royal Courts (Hardback)

Maharaja: The Splendour of India's Royal Courts (Hardback)

The word 'maharaja' - literally 'great king' - conjures up a vision of splendour and magnificence. This lavishly illustrated book examines the real an…

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Private Group Tours & Talks

We offer a wide range of tours to meet your group requirements. Whether a group has a special area of interest, wishes to explore a particular gallery or just get an overview of the Museum's collection the Groups Team can help.

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Event - Exhibition Road Building

Thu 27 November 2014–Sat 15 October 2016

DISPLAY: This display is dedicated to the Exhibition Road Building Project: the largest architectural intervention undertaken in the last 100 years of the V&A’s history, which will create a beautifully designed new entrance, gallery, courtyard, shop and café

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