Victoria and Albert Museum

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With fashions such as Baroque and Rococo, the 18th century saw an increase in opulenct and luxurious design. Meanwhile artists and architects were also looking to the past, both Medieval times and the classical world, and to new trade partners in East Asia..

A gift in your will

You may not have thought of including a gift to a museum in your will, but the V&A is a charity and legacies form an important source of funding for our work. It is not just the great collectors and the wealthy who leave legacies to the V&A. Legacies of all sizes, large and small, make a real difference to what we can do and your support can help ensure that future generations enjoy the V&A as much as you have.

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Figured in Marble: The Making and Viewing of 18th-Century Sculpture

Figured in Marble: The Making and Viewing of 18th-Century Sculpture

A study of 18th-century British sculpture, lavishly illustrated with works of art from the V&A and J. Paul Getty Museums, private collections and …

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Event - The Classical World and Classical Revivals

Tue 13 January 2015 10:30

10 WEEK COURSE: The civilisations of Ancient Greece and Rome have provided a seemingly inexhaustible source of inspiration for European art, design and architecture from the 15th-century right up to the present day. This course celebrates the opening of the V&A’s outstanding new galleries – Europe 1600-1800 – by exploring the key elements of Classicism, and their re-interpretation and revival in later times.

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