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National Art Library collection development policy: documentary materials

V&A Collections Development Policy Including Acquisition & Disposal Policy (PDF file, 125 KB)

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Word & Image - Art Books and Design from the National Art Library (Hardback)

Word & Image - Art Books and Design from the National Art Library (Hardback)

This unique history brings together more than 150 spectacular objects from the National Art Library's collection of literature, prints, drawings and p…

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Shoes: Pleasure and Pain

13 June 2015 – 31 January 2016. An exhibition looking at the extremes of footwear from around the globe. From a sandal decorated in pure gold leaf originating from ancient Egypt to the most elaborate designs by contemporary makers.

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Event - The Art of Indian Storytelling

Tue 11 August 2015–Sun 24 January 2016

DISPLAY: India has centuries’-old traditions of telling stories. The great myths and legends recalled in ancient epic poems like the Mahabharata and the Ramayana were also manifested in strong artistic traditions of visual narratives, passed down through generations.

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