Display On now until Sunday, 10 January 2021

Concealed Histories: Uncovering the Story of Nazi Looting

The Gilbert Collection is one of the most important collections of decorative arts in the world – but some of these beautiful objects contain a troubling history.

  • On now until Sunday, 10 January 2021

  • Room 70, The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Galleries

  • Free

This display – the first of its kind by a UK museum – uncovers eight stories of Jewish collectors and their families under the Nazis. It forms part of the V&A's commitment to proactive research into the provenance of the items in its care.

Display Highlights

Snuffbox
Snuffbox, made by Johann Christian Neuber, about 1780, probably Dresden, Germany. LOAN:GILBERT.350-2008. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Miniature
Miniature, Carl Ralph Hurter, 1791, England. LOAN:GILBERT.259-2008. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Beaker
Beaker, made by Hans Kellner, 1603 – 09, Nuremberg, Germany. LOAN:GILBERT.573-2008. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Table clock
Table clock, made by Elias Kreitmayer and Matthias Walbaum, 1880 – 1900, Berlin, Germany. LOAN:GILBERT.66:1-2008. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Snuffbox
Snuffbox, Joseph-Etienne Blerzy, 1775 – 76, Paris, France. LOAN:GILBERT.1029-2008. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Snuffbox
Snuffbox, unknown maker, about 1775, Dresden, Germany. LOAN:GILBERT.396-2008. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Miniature
Miniature, made by Paul Prieur, 1645 – 50, Paris, France. LOAN:GILBERT.295-2008. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Gates
Gates, unknown maker, about 1784, Kiev, Ukraine. LOAN:GILBERT.97:1, 2-2008. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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