As part of the major V&A’s ongoing redevelopment programme, leading arts historian Andrew Graham-Dixon will speak on the highlights of the V&A’s magnificent new galleries “Europe: 1600-1815” on the 19th February at The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre between 18.30 – 19.30.
The seven new European Galleries (opened December 2015), displays 1,100 artefacts covering the period 1600-1815, taken from the Museum’s unrivalled collection of 17th-and 18th-century European art and design, includes spectacular textiles, fashion, painting, sculpture, ceramics, glass, furniture, metal work to prints and books, including important new acquisitions and major conservation projects within the historical context of the dominant styles of the period made by Europe’s finest artists and craftsmen for the leaders of taste such as Louis XIV, Marie Antoinette, Catherine the Great and Napoleon and the continent’s historic global market.
Fri 19 February 2016 18:30– 19:30
The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, V&A, Cromwell Rd, London, SW7 2RL.
Article by Pippa Jane Wielgos
For more information or book tickets, visit the V&A website here
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