Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

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’.

A gift in your will

You may not have thought of including a gift to a museum in your will, but the V&A is a charity and legacies form an important source of funding for our work. It is not just the great collectors and the wealthy who leave legacies to the V&A. Legacies of all sizes, large and small, make a real difference to what we can do and your support can help ensure that future generations enjoy the V&A as much as you have.

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Tiles and Tilework (Paperback)

Tiles and Tilework (Paperback)

A lavishly illustrated survey of the use of tiles in interior design through the ages, from the Gothic through to Art Deco and the Omega Workshops in …

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Event - Giants of the Gothic Revival: Watts & Co from Pugin to Comper

Sat 25 October 2014 10:30

STUDY DAY: Celebrate 140 years of Watts & Co., one of the world’s foremost suppliers of fine ecclesiastical textiles, furnishings and accessories. The company’s long and rich history embraces the grandeur of the Gothic Revival, the refinement of Aestheticism and the dynamism of modern, cutting edge style.

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