Qatar Museums Authority

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 importance of pearls in Chinese and Indian history, and even the revolutionary cultured pearls created by Kōkichi Mikimoto. This film has been made to coincide with the V&A exhibition, ‘Pearls’.


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The Château de Juvisy Appeal

We need your help to raise £500,000 to acquire the Baroque oil painting of the Château de Juvisy, by Pierre-Denis Martin, court painter to Louis XIV in time for the opening of the Europe 1600-1800 galleries.

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