The Examination & Conservation of the Raphael Cartoons

An important aspect of the refurbishment of the Raphael Gallery in the 1990s was the opportunity it provided for close examination of the cartoons. The following explains some of the techniques used in the examination of the cartoons. It also highlights some of the precautions taken to ensure the safety and conservation of the cartoons.

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Raphael: Cartoons and Tapestries for the Sistine Chapel

Raphael: Cartoons and Tapestries for the Sistine Chapel

In September 2010, the V&A will show four of the ten tapestries Raphael designed for the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City. These remarkable works ar…

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Event - Double Space for BMW - Precision & Poetry in Motion

Sat 13 September 2014–Fri 24 October 2014

DISPLAY: Fascinated by the themes of movement and the perception of space, multi-disciplinary designers Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby have devised an immersive, kinetic sculpture in conjunction with BMW that distorts the viewer’s sense of perspective as they view the Raphael cartoons on display at the V&A, and the architecture of the room they are standing in.

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