Victoria and Albert Museum

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First opened in 1873, the Cast Courts were purpose built to house one of the most comprehensive collections of casts of post-classical European sculpture. 24 metres in height, the two galleries house some of the V&A’s largest objects and are among the most popular in the Museum. Renovation has recently taken place on The Weston Cast Court (Gallery 46b), which re-opened to the public in November 2014. The Court has been named in recognition of The Garfield Weston Foundation’s longstanding and generous support of the V&A. With further support from The Henry Moore Foundation, Patricia Wengraf Ltd., The Salomon Oppenheimer Philanthropic Foundation, and Sam Fogg.

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Event - Gallery Talk: The Italian Cast Court - Masterpieces in Plaster

Thu 12 March 2015 13:00–14:00

GALLERY TALK: The Italian Cast Court - Masterpieces in Plaster
The Italian Cast Court (then known as one of the two Architectural Courts) was opened to great acclaim in 1873. Last year it was renovated and re-opened once again, and again has been well received by all.

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