Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

The Mughal Empire was an imperial power in the Indian subcontinent from about 1526 to 1757. At the height of their power in the late 17th and early 18th centuries, they controlled most of the subcontinent - extending from Bengal in the east to Balochistan in the west, Kashmir in the north to the Kaveri basin in the south. The V&A's collection of Mughal court arts includes some of the most important pieces in the world.

The Medal Cabinet Appeal

We urgently need your help to raise £534,000 to save this rare and remarkable medal cabinet from export. We only have until July 2014 to acquire it and ensure its place in the national collections.

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British Empire Exhibition Puzzle

British Empire Exhibition Puzzle

This thousand-piece interlocking jigsaw puzzle combines superb colour reproduction and sturdy construction to delight generations of novice and vetera…

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Event - Empire Builders: 1750-1950. Part of the Brits Who Built the Modern World season

Sat 30 November 2013–Sun 15 June 2014

DISPLAY: Part of the Brits Who Built the Modern World season.
This display is the first part of a major exhibition organised by the Royal Institute of British Architects. Through drawings, watercolours, photographs and models it examines where, why and how British architects built internationally, both inside and outside the Empire.

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