Room 64b: Living with the Past

House front, Sir Paul Pindar's House, England, about 1600. Museum no. 846-1980

The Simon Sainsbury Gallery

This new day-lit gallery examines the medieval and Renaissance past by bringing together large-scale objects, including the façade of Sir Paul Pindar's house from the city of London, with 19th-century plaster casts and photographs. The display highlights how fragments of the past remain in the towns, cities and rural landscapes of Europe.

Room 64b is on Level 1 of the V&A South Kensington.

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Objects you can find in this gallery:

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