A Grand Design. The Art of the Victoria and Albert Museum

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Malcolm Baker, Brenda Richardson.


Victoria and Albert Museum.


Baltimore, Md., USA, 1997. 431 pp., illustrations: 247 col., 118 b&w, 30 × 23 cm. English.




Baltimore Museum of Art (12 October 1997–18 January 1998)


The history and various collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum. Monumental catalog with 9 essays on topics relating to the museum itself, ideas about exhibitions, collecting and “Englishness”, and collecting in the 20th C. One Judaica exhibit: a sumptuous Italian Torah Ark curtain, 1676 (cat. no. 78, p. 209). 200 items.

minor keywords

Torah Ark curtains

Other venues

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Mass., USA (25 February–17 May 1998); Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada (20 June–13 September 1998); Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Tex., USA (18 October 1998–10 January 1999); Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, Calif., USA (13 February–9 May 1999); Victoria and Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom (14 October 1999–16 January 2000)

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