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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 are co…

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The Museum of Savage Beauty

The Museum of Savage Beauty interactive web feature explores the hidden stories and craftsmanship behind some of the most remarkable objects made by Alexander McQueen and his creative collaborators. Here the designer's iconic pieces are placed alongside historical objects from the V&A’s collections, which represent some of the many design traditions that inspired him.

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Event - Photographing Victorian Burma and India

Sat 10 October 2015 14:00–16:00

SEMINAR: Roger Taylor, curator of the V&A’s captivating exhibition of the pioneering 19th-century British photographer, Captain Linneaus Tripe, leads a behind-the-scenes examination of the techniques and imagery used in Victorian photographs of Burma and India.

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