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21 September 2013 - 19 January 2014. In this exhibition the V&A and the Qatar Museums Authority explored the history of pearls from the early Roman Empire through to present day.


About the Exhibition
About the Exhibition

This autumn the V&A and the Qatar Museums Authority explore the history of pearls from the early Roman Empire through to present day.

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Video: Pearls
Video: Pearls

The film guides us through history, beginning at 1,000 BC, and taking into account Antiquity, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Victorian era, the jazz age, the importa…

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V&A Shop: Pearls
V&A Shop: Pearls

Published to accompany the exhibition, Pearls traces the history of these coveted gems over the centuries and across cultures from East to West.

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