Room 137: Ceramics Study Galleries Asia and Europe

Plate, probably painted by Maestro Jacopo, 1510. Musueum no. 1717-1855
The Curtain Foundation Gallery

The Ceramic Study Galleries house the greater part of the V&A’s ceramics collection. In this room you will find Asian and Middle Eastern ceramics, and pottery from mainland Europe made before 1800. Introductory displays in the wall cases are arranged by place of origin, technique, and date. The visible storage display in the centre of the gallery contains the bulk of the collection, arranged according to the same principles as the wall cases.

Room 137 is on Level 6 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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Chinese Export Ceramics

Chinese Export Ceramics

This beautiful book tells the story of Chinese ceramics exported to Europe, the Middle East and South-east Asia through the V&A's extensive and ce…

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Event - Arts of East Asia: China, Korea and Japan

Mon 16 September 2013–Mon 21 July 2014

YEAR COURSE: Explore the art, architecture and decorative arts of East Asia, focussing on the ancient civilisations of
China, Korea and Japan.
Mondays, 16 September 2013 - 21 July 2014 (over 3 terms), 11.10-15.30

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