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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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Game: Luxury Time

Are you worthy? Do you have the skill and focus to take on our challenge of making three luxury objects in our online game?

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Event - Pop-up Performance

Sat 11 January 2014–Sat 26 December 2015

FAMILY EVENT: Every Saturday, join in with performances that include storytelling, interactive plays and dance. Events rotate each week – please see below for details. Suitable for all the family including early years unless otherwise stated.

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