Medieval Treasures from the Victoria and Albert Museum: When the English spoke French
The Al Thani Collection at the Hôtel de la Marine presents Medieval Treasures from the Victoria and Albert Museum: When the English spoke French, the latest in its biannual series of temporary exhibitions.
The exhibition presents more than 70 singular masterpieces of medieval art together in Paris for the first time, highlighting the complex and interdependent relationship of England and Continental Europe throughout the Middle Ages. Drawn from the Victoria and Albert Museum’s renowned collection of medieval art – one of the most comprehensive in the world – the exhibition includes extraordinary survivals from the period made in England, France, Italy and beyond, and illustrates the rich artistic culture that flourished in what was a truly international age. Comprising sculpture, textiles, ceramics, ivories, manuscript illumination, metalwork, jewellery, and enamelled and stained glass, the exhibition includes many of the Victoria and Albert Museum’s most remarkable works of art including the Gloucester Candlestick, the Becket Casket, the Clare Chasuble and the Luck of Edenhall.
The exhibition is organised by The Al Thani Collection Foundation and the Centre des Monuments Nationaux in collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Exhibition curated by James Robinson, Keeper of Decorative Art and Sculpture and Emma Edwards, Project Curator, at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
All Images © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
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