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FuturePlan: Europe 1600 - 1800

FuturePlan Live: Europe 1600 - 1815

These galleries will contain some of the most magnificent and elaborate works of art and design in the V&A collections. Around 1,100 objects will explore European art and design between 1600 and 1815, continuing the displays in the V&A’s award-winning Medieval & Renaissance Galleries and completing the restoration of the entire front wing of the Museum. We are grateful to the Heritage Lottery Fund for their generous support of this project.

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Death and Art: Europe 1200-1530

Death and Art: Europe 1200-1530

In Medieval and Renaissance Europe, where life expectancy was under forty and the Church taught that, after dying, the soul faced a terrifying and unc…

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What is Luxury?

25 April – 27 September 2015. What is Luxury? interrogates ideas of luxury today, addressing how luxury is made and understood in a physical, conceptual and cultural capacity.

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Event - Elegance and Comfort: The Art of Biedermeier

Tue 19 April 2016–Tue 28 June 2016

10 WEEK SHORT COURSE: Explore the art and design of Central Europe in the years following the Congress of Vienna in 1815. The term ‘Biedermeier’ as applied to the arts of this period was derived from a popular fictional character who cared nothing for the wider world as long as his personal interests were secure.

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