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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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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 - Renaissance Portraits

Fri 05 June 2015 11:00

FOUR WEEK SHORT COURSE: Explore the evolution and important social role of portraiture in the Renaissance. Discover how portraits were made, and how they were used in contexts ranging from marriage to death, dynasty to devotion.

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