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DateVisit
12 September 2019CAST COURTS AT THE V&A MUSEUM
06 October 2019AWAY TOUR - LIVERPOOL AND SURROUNDING AREA
10 October 2019THE STANLEY PICKER HOUSE
04 November 2019GOLDSMITHS’ HALL
13 May 2020THE HISTORY AND ART OF NAPLES, ISCHIA & HERCULANEUM

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CAST COURTS AT THE V&A MUSEUM
Thursday 12 September 2019

Information about booking visits

Booking for this visit opens at the lecture on July 8th

Information and booking form for visit to the Cast Courts at the V&A

Opened in 1873, the newly refurbished Cast Courts at the Victoria and Albert Museum display copies of some of the world's most significant works of art reproduced in plaster, electrotype, photography, and digital media. The cast collection is famous for including reproductions of Michelangelo's David, Trajan's Column, and Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise, amongst many others.

Elizabeth Hamilton, our own Arts Society member and V&A Guide, will explain the origins of  the collection of casts with its surprising relevance today and then discuss the development from cast to contemporary 3-D laser printing.

 Photo: Ethan Doyle White at English Wikipedia [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]