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Room 125b: Birth, Marriage & Death

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Objects relating to birth, marriage and death in Victorian Britain are on display in this room. Rigid social conventions governed the public and private life for all but the poorest people. Most families marked birth, marriage and death with religious ceremonies. Special outfits and gifts for these occasions reflected the social status of the participants. Also in this room are displays on eating and drinking and the ever expanding wardrobe of the fashionable Victorian.

Room 125b is on Level 4 of the V&A South Kensington.

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Objects you can find in this gallery:

Martand Singh and Robert Skelton in conversation

Tue 15 March 2016, 18:30–19:30. Join renowned curators and scholars, Martand Singh and Robert Skelton for a special evening of personal recollection as they will share with the audience their knowledge, insights and experiences of Indian art and culture developed and encountered over a lifetime of common interests.

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The Happy Marriage - A3 Print||EVAEX

The Happy Marriage - A3 Print||EVAEX

Popular woodcuts such as this were cheap to produce and could be used for decoration, pinned or pasted on to the walls of taverns and cottages. This w…

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Event - Botticelli Short Course

Fri 22 April 2016–Fri 01 July 2016

10 WEEK SHORT COURSE: Botticelli (1445 – 1510) was among the leading artists of Renaissance Florence. Famous as a painter of mythologies for the Medici, including Primavera and the Birth of Venus, he also frescoed the walls of the Sistine Chapel, and illustrated Dante’s Divine Comedy.

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