Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

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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Oriental Carpets and their Structure: Highlights from the V&A Collection

Oriental Carpets and their Structure: Highlights from the V&A Collection

A short introduction covers the history of carpets in the West, from the 16th-century when they became synonymous with wealth and fashionable living, …

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Event - Norouz: Celebrating Spring at Persian New Year

Sun 22 March 2015 12:00–17:00

FAMILY EVENT: Mark the beginning of the Persian New Year celebration of Norouz, come and listen to traditional songs, storytelling, sound art and poetry and watch dance performances.

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