Glass

Room 129, The Märit Rausing Gallery: currently closed

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The V&A's Glass collection is one of the largest and the most comprehensive in the world, showcasing the development of design and technology in glass-making over 3,500 years.

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Our collection is particularly rich in vessel and art glass, with examples from the Italian Renaissance, the Middle-East, 17th – 20th century Britain and Europe, and contemporary art glass from around the world. We also hold an important collection of stained glass from the medieval period onwards.

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Background image: Background image: Jellyfish installation, made by Steffen Dam, Handrup (Ebeltoft), Denmark, 2010. Museum no. C.92-2011. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London