Room 10: Devotion & Display 300–1500

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Looking at how religion affected Europeans' daily lives, this gallery shows religious artworks commissioned by town councils, corporations and wealthy individuals as 'good works'. The displays explore the world of public worship as well as the more private world of personal religious devotion. Onyx window screens act as filters for light and as a background on which to display the objects dramatically.

Room 10 is on Level 1 of the V&A South Kensington.

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Objects you can find in this gallery:

Strawberry Thief Free iPad Game

Strawberry Thief by BAFTA award wining games designer Sophia George is a playful celebration of the work of Victorian designer William Morris. Uncover the famous Arts and Crafts design by drawing on your screen with your finger and watch your iPad transform from blank paper to an animated masterpiece.

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Medieval Jewellery: In Europe 1100-1500

Medieval Jewellery: In Europe 1100-1500

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Event - Bedazzled: A History of Jewellery

Wed 15 April 2015–Wed 24 June 2015

10 WEEK COURSE: Trace the history of Western jewellery over the past 800 years by studying the comprehensive collection of over 3,500 jewels presented in the V&A’s William and Judith Bollinger Jewellery Gallery.

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