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Portrait of Leonardo da Vinci, Francesco Bartolozzi, late 19th century. Museum no. E.2128A-1917

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) was an Italian Renaissance architect, musician, inventor, engineer, sculptor, and painter. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived. The V&A has five of Leonardo's notebooks in its collections. Known as the Forster Codices, the notebooks were owned by John Forster and bequeathed by him to the V&A in 1876.

The Fabric of India

03 October 2015 – 10 January 2016. The highlight of the V&A’s India Festival, this will be the first major exhibition to explore the dynamic and multifaceted world of handmade textiles from India from the 3rd to the 21st century.

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Event - Pop-up Performance

Sat 11 January 2014–Sat 26 December 2015

FAMILY EVENT: Every Saturday, join in with performances that include storytelling, interactive plays and dance. Events rotate each week – please see below for details. Suitable for all the family including early years unless otherwise stated.

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