The V&A has the greatest collection of Italian Renaissance maiolica in the world. This exhibition explores the extraordinary imagery of this revolutionary type of tin-glazed pottery painted with a dazzling palette of colours that never fades and which was treasured by popes and princes. It also highlights maiolica’s many uses including the important social rituals surrounding courtship, marriage and birth.
Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 2RL
22 Sep 2012 - 06 May 2013 Mon - Thu, Sat, Sun 10:00 AM - 5:45 PM; Fri 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day
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South KensingtonLondonSW7 2RL
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