In Europe 1600-1815 over 1100 objects from the V&A’s collections of 17th- and 18th-century European art and design are displayed in a suite of seven galleries. The collection comprises some of the most magnificent works held by the V&A. These galleries have been made possible thanks to the generosity of the Heritage Lottery Fund, the children of Her Highness Sheikha Amna Bint Mohammed Al Thani, the Friends of the V&A, The Selz Foundation, Würth Group, The Wolfson Foundation, Dr Genevieve Davies, William Loschert, the J Paul Getty Jr Charitable Trust and many other private individuals and trusts.
The Encyclopédie: One of the world's greatest publishing projects
Discover the story of The Encyclopédie, one of the world's greatest intellectual and publishing projects. 17 huge volumes of text and 11 volumes of illustrations with topics ranging from Absolute Monarchy and Beekeeping to Intolerance, Pin Making and Zanzibar.
V&A Podcast: What was Europe? A New Salon
A series of four conversations celebrating the opening of the V&A's Europe 1600-1815 galleries. Experts will be discussing the geographical and socio-economic map of Europe, reflecting on its influences, exchanges and ephemerality. Available to download as podcasts.