Room 62: Splendour & Society 1500–1600

Pendant, West European, late 16th century. Museum no. M.537-1910

Including The Foyle Foundation Gallery

The rich decoration and furnishings of the domestic interior form the setting of this gallery. Displays explore various aspects of life and social ritual, featuring luxury goods such as jewellery, furniture, armour and an impressive display on dining. Niches contain a selection of treasures and curiosities that a Renaissance collector might have assembled, and objects relating to health and beauty.

Room 62 is on Level 1 of the V&A South Kensington.

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Objects you can find in this gallery:

The Medal Cabinet Appeal

We urgently need your help to raise £534,000 to save this rare and remarkable medal cabinet from export. We only have until July 2014 to acquire it and ensure its place in the national collections.

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Medieval Jewellery: In Europe 1100-1500

Medieval Jewellery: In Europe 1100-1500

Jewellery hasalways been of central importance to all human societies, but medieval jewelleryis relatively less well-known. This book draws on the imp…

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Event - The Craft Campaign: Where do you belong?

Sun 11 May 2014 11:00

SPECIAL EVENT: The world feels much more of a global village in today’s culturally diverse society.

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