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Mechanical tortoise with triton rider, 1600 -1650, © The Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Mechanical tortoise with triton rider, 1600 -1650, © The Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Season 1, episode 11

In early 2015, the Europe 1600 to 1815 galleries will open at the V&A. In this episode, the importance of gallery interpretation is considered: How do we give meaning and context to the objects on display for gallery visitors? Glenn Adamson is joined by Lucy Trench and Evelyn Welch. Lucy is Head of Interpretation for the European Galleries and Evelyn is Professor of Renaissance Studies at Kings College London and a V&A Trustee.Together they discuss some intriguing objects, technology in exhibition spaces and how it's possible to display two centuries of European history in a gallery setting.


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The Arts of Living Europe 1600 - 1815 (Hardback)

The Arts of Living Europe 1600 - 1815 (Hardback)

Published to accompany the landmark opening of the V&A's new Europe 1600 - 1800 galleries, The Arts of Living explores the breadth, depth and beau…

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Event - Creating the Europe 1600-1815 Galleries

Fri 08 April 2016 10:00–17:15

CONFERENCE: This International conference celebrates the opening of the V&A’s new Europe 1600-1815 Galleries.

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