How was it made? Micromosaics

The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection includes some of the world's most spectacular Micromosaics. This film explores this astonishing technique through the recreation of a historic micromosaic, made from millimetre-thin canes of glass.

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Find out more about micromosaics from the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection.

Background image: Lavinia as Flora (detail), micromosaic, Luigi Moglia, about 1830, Italy. Museum no. LOAN:GILBERT.886:1,2-2008. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London