Renaissance Treasures of the Soulages Collection - 10 March

Discover some of the exquisite objects that so impressed Henry Cole and learn more of his journey to bring them to South Kensington with V&A Guide Marie-Laure Viala

+44 (0)20 7942 2000
  • V&A South Kensington

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 2RL

  • Members' Room

  • For Members

  • Tickets cost £15.00

    Includes refreshments.

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Renaissance Treasures of the Soulages Collection - 10 March photo

In 1855, Henry Cole heard of a famed collection of Medieval and Renaissance objects belonging to Toulouse lawyer, Jules Soulages. After surveying the collection, Cole became determined to acquire it for his museum and for the nation. Its purchase would take 10 years and all of Cole's unbending determination. From objects associated with the notorious Lucrezia Borgia to an intriguing 16th century Flemish tapestry, learn more about the fascinating collection which contained so many treasures on this Members-only tour.

Please note, tours involve extensive walking. If you have any accessibility requirements, please contact the Membership Events team on 020 7942 2271 or at Tour end times are approximate and may vary to those shown.

Header image: Plate, c. 1550, Castel Durante, Italy and Dish, ca. 1510 - 1520, Deruta, Italy © Victoria and Albert Museum