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Dish, unknown maker, 9th century - 10th century. Museum no. C.128-1936. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.


The V&A's glass collection, largely housed in Room 131, is the most comprehensive in Europe. The collection has expanded considerably since the opening of the main Glass Gallery in 1994, with major additions of British, continental, antipodean and, especially, American glass art.

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Amber Cobblestone Glass Earrings by Michael Vincent Michaud

Amber Cobblestone Glass Earrings by Michael Vincent Michaud

These beautifully made hook earrings in rich amber glass have been created in a distinctive 'cobblestone' facet. Michael Vincent Michaud has studied…

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Shoes: Pleasure and Pain

13 June 2015 – 31 January 2016. An exhibition looking at the extremes of footwear from around the globe. From a sandal decorated in pure gold leaf originating from ancient Egypt to the most elaborate designs by contemporary makers.

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Event - Intercultural Tour: Crowns in Religion

Thu 03 March 2016 13:00–14:00

FREE TALK: This tour will look at how Crowns were depicted in a range of traditions including Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism and Islam, from early medieval times to the 20th century.

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