Silver from the Malay World

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    Silver, Room 66

DISPLAY: This display explores the rich traditions of silver in the Malay world. Intricate ornament drawn from geometry and nature decorates dining vessels, clothing accessories and ceremonial regalia.

Silver from the Malay World features rarely seen collections acquired by three prominent colonial administrators, R.J. Wilkinson, R.O. Winstedt and Cecil Wray, who were stationed in British Malaya at the turn of the 20th century. The display also shows the V&A's first ever acquisition of Malay metalwork: electrotype copies of the Perak royal regalia commissioned by the Museum in 1887.

This display is currently closed for essential maintenance.

Displays complement our permanent collections, there are many free temporary displays around the V&A. They range in size from a single case to a room.

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