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Event - Curator Talk: Bejewelled Treasures: The Al-Thani Collection

Fri 20 November 2015 16:30–17:30

Join the curators of ‘Bejewelled Treasures’ for an introduction to this exhibition, which explores the broad themes of tradition and modernity in Indian jewellery through the display of spectacular objects drawn from a single collection. The talk will provide insights into the curators’ approach to the subject by highlighting specific objects from the exhibition, such as Mughal jades and a rare jewelled gold finial from the throne of Tipu Sultan, as well as pieces that demonstrate the strong influence of India on European jewellery design in the early twentieth century.

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Tipu's Tiger is one of the V&A's most enduringly famous and fascinating objects. Commissioned in the 1790s by Tipu Sultan of Mysore, who kept the …

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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?