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:

What is Luxury?

25 April – 27 September 2015. What is Luxury? interrogates ideas of luxury today, addressing how luxury is made and understood in a physical, conceptual and cultural capacity.

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Inside the Renaissance House

Inside the Renaissance House

The Renaissance home was an outward symbol of a family's status, wealth and erudition, and much care went into its arrangement and furnishing, and the…

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Event - Lunchtime Lecture.Anke Scharrahs, Masterpieces from Ottoman Syria

Wed 17 June 2015 13:00–13:45

LUNCHTIME LECTURE: Join Anke Scharrahs, Conservator to find out more about 18th and 19th century private homes in Damascus.

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