Back to the Royal Court

May 3rd, 2016 / by / in: Exquisite experiences / No responses

This year, masterpieces of English medieval embroidery from the V&A’s world-class collections will be displayed, together with works returning to England for the first time since they were created in the Middle Ages. So, let’s go back to the royal court!

The exhibition “Opus Anglicanum: Masterpieces of English Medieval Embroidery” runs from 1 October 2016 – 5 February 2017 at Victoria&Albert Museum (www.vam.ac.uk)

The exhibition “Opus Anglicanum: Masterpieces of English Medieval Embroidery” at Victoria&Albert Museum will display over 100 exquisite hand-made objects associated with some of the most notable figures of the Middle Ages, from Edward I and his Queen Eleanor of Castile to Edward the Black Prince and the sainted martyr Thomas Becket.

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The Syon Cope, 1310-20 (c) Victoria and Albert Museum, London

What was the reason that stayed at the base of this interesting exhibition in London? From the 12th to the 15th centuries, England enjoyed an international reputation for the quality of its luxury embroideries, which were sought after by kings at the royal court, queens, popes and cardinals. The exhibition will present an outstanding range of rare, surviving examples – both ecclesiastical and secular – from this celebrated period in England’s artistic production, to highlight their exquisite craftsmanship and to explore the world in which these works were created.

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The exhibition “Opus Anglicanum: Masterpieces of English Medieval Embroidery” runs from 1 October 2016 – 5 February 2017 at Victoria&Albert Museum (www.vam.ac.uk)

Check also other exhibitions at Victoria& Albert Museum here and here.

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