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Buddhism dates back to the 6th century BC and was founded by a prince, Siddhartha Gautama, who was later given the name of Buddha. The V&A holds one of the most important Asian collections in the UK containing Central, South, South East and East Asian Buddhist sculptures and paintings.

Private Group Tours & Talks

We offer a wide range of tours to meet your group requirements. Whether a group has a special area of interest, wishes to explore a particular gallery or just get an overview of the Museum's collection the Groups Team can help.

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Event - Lunchtime Lecture: India, Living In An Ornate World

Wed 25 November 2015 13:00–13:45

FREE TALK: Join James Wellings, photographer and author of “INDIA, Living In An Ornate World” who will suggest reasons as to why India is so full of colour and ornamentation.

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