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Ardabil carpet

The Ardabil Carpet

The Ardabil Carpet, is the world's oldest dated carpet and one of the largest, most beautiful and historically important in the world. In 2006, the V&A created a case in the centre of Room 42: The Jameel Gallery of Islamic Art, so that the carpet could be seen as intended, on the floor. To preserve its colours, it is lit for ten minutes on the hour and half-hour.

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V&A British Ballgowns Postcard Book

V&A British Ballgowns Postcard Book

This book of 16 postcards features highlights from the V&A exhibition Ballgowns :British Glamour Since 1950.The V&A celebrates the opening of the newl…

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International Training Course

The Victoria and Albert Museum welcomes applications for ‘Creating Innovative Learning Programmes’, its new one week intensive course. This is a unique training opportunity for museum professionals from overseas who are interested in attracting and programming for a range of museum audiences.

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Event - B.N. Goswamy - Matters of Detail: Indian painting seen from up close

Tue 12 January 2016 18:30–19:30

EVENING EVENT: Indian paintings, mostly small works on paper, do not always draw immediate attention to themselves, for they speak generally in a gentle voice.

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