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Designated the National Collection of Sculpture, this collection concentrates on Western European Sculpture from the 4th century to the end of the 19th century. Highlights of the collection include masterpieces from the Italian Renaissance, ivory carvings of all periods, Northern European wood and other sculpture, commemorative medals and plaster casts. The sculpture collection contains approximately 22,000 objects.

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Carvings, Casts and Collectors: The Art of Renaissance Sculpture (Hardback)||RHFPR

Carvings, Casts and Collectors: The Art of Renaissance Sculpture (Hardback)||RHFPR

This volume brings together new research by some of the world's leading experts, exploring the artistic production and cultural context of Renaissance…

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Event - Mapping Materials and Makers - Sculpture in Britain and Ireland, 1851-1951

Fri 12 November 2010–Sun 15 May 2011

Display: This display illustrates a recent research project which moves beyond the conventional image of the sculptor as the sole creator of handcrafted works and reveals the collaborative nature of sculpture in the UK.

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