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Room 94: Tapestries

Tapestries, room 94

Room 94 is dominated by three of the Hunting Tapestries once owned by the 6th Duke of Devonshire. Made between 1425 and 1450, probably in Arras in Flanders (modern Belgium) they are a rare survival of a luxury art and are among the museum's greatest treasures. Their importance lies not only in the lively and dramatic scenes depicted but also in the details of the privileged life of the wealthy.

Room 94 is on Level 3 of the V&A South Kensington.

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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.

VIsit the V&A exhibition What is Luxury?

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Raphael: Cartoons and Tapestries for the Sistine Chapel

Raphael: Cartoons and Tapestries for the Sistine Chapel

In September 2010, the V&A will show four of the ten tapestries Raphael designed for the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City. These remarkable works are co…

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Event - Philip Webb and ‘The Forest’

Sat 07 November 2015–Sun 01 May 2016

DISPLAY: William Morris and Philip Webb were lifelong friends and together they founded Morris & Co., specialising in textiles and other furnishings. Morris believed that tapestry was one of the greatest forms of art, although it was the very last technique he attempted to master.

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