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This course explores how and why Renaissance and early modern collectors amassed their antiquities, scientific specimens, religious relics, and examples of virtuoso craftsmanship in the first era of globalisation from the sixteenth century to the Enlightenment. The course will examine the ways in which such objects were acquired, categorised, and recirculated by connoisseurs who used their encyclopedic collections to understand their rapidly changing world.Read more
Dr Martha Fleming is the Deputy Director of the V&A Research Institute (VARI), Dr Elaine Tierney is the Teaching and Training Coordinator for VARI, and Alison Bennett is currently completing a Collaborative Doctoral Award with University College London and the British Museum.
V&A short courses have been one of the most interesting things I have ever done - it has been a delight. 2015/2016 Short Course Student
Delve deeper into the subjects you love in a group who share your passion, and enjoy guided access to the V&A collections with expert tutors and lecturers. Refreshments served each day.
8 January 2018 - 5 March 2018
£325.00 - £399.00
Call to book +44 (0)20 7942 2000
+44 (0)20 7942 2000
Open 9.30 - 17.30, Monday to Sunday (closed 24-26 December)