Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

The term 'maiolica' was used in 15th-century Italy for lustrewares imported from Spain. The V&A has one of the greatest collections of Italian maiolica in the world; the Museum holds more than one thousand of these rare and precious objects.

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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Italian Renaissance Maiolica

Italian Renaissance Maiolica

The V&A has the greatest collection of maiolica in the world. This long awaited study explores the significance of these fascinating objects in th…

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Event - Late Medieval and Early Renaissance: 1250-1500: 14/15

Tue 23 September 2014–Tue 07 July 2015

YEAR COURSE: Examine the visual arts in an era of profound cultural, intellectual and social change.

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