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Altarpiece of St George, 15th century. Museum no. 1217-1864


In the 13th and 14th centuries, the making and buying of art was increasingly concentrated in towns and cities. In the area around Paris known as the Ile-de-France, a new style of art developed. Because of its supposedly Germanic character, this style was called ‘Gothic’.

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Renaissance Velvets

Renaissance Velvets

Silk velvet was first woven in Europe during the second half of the thirteenth century, but it reached a peak of perfection during the fifteenth and s…

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International Training Course

The Victoria and Albert Museum welcomes applications for ‘Creating Innovative Learning Programmes’, its new one week intensive course. This is a unique training opportunity for museum professionals from overseas who are interested in attracting and programming for a range of museum audiences.

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Event - Gallery Talk: A Gothic Passion - The life and work of A.W.N. Pugin

Thu 19 November 2015 13:00–14:00

GALLERY TALK: Throughout his brief life the architect and designer A.W.N. Pugin (1812–52) worked tirelessly to promote the Gothic style, which he adapted for the design of modern public and private buildings and their furnishings.

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