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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 - Kenwood House - Tour 2

Thu 18 February 2016 14:00–15:30

Learn about the history of this architectural masterpiece built by Robert Adam for the 1st Earl of Mansfield, and how Kenwood was saved for the nation by Edward Cecil Guinness, 1st Earl of Iveagh. In addition, you will discover the stories behind his truly exceptional collection of paintings by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Gainsborough, Turner and Reynolds, which adorn the elegant rooms of the house.

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