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This is the subject hub for the V&A Paintings collection which includes superlative holdings of British watercolours and portrait miniatures as well as over 2,000 British and European oil paintings.

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The Painted World: From Illumination to Abstraction

The Painted World: From Illumination to Abstraction

The Painted World takes the outstanding collections of the V&A as the starting point for an all-inclusive survey of painting from the Middle Ages to t…

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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.


Event - Digital Kids, February Half-Term 2016

Sat 13 February 2016–Sun 21 February 2016

FAMILY EVENT: Create a postcard souvenir and transport yourself into Botticelli paintings with green screen photography.

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