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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.

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.


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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