Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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In December 2007, Trustees awarded £1.75 million to help create ten new galleries displaying the Victoria and Albert Museum's magnificent medieval and renaissance collections. The Wolfson grant was specifically associated with the 'Renaissance Art and Ideas' gallery. The new galleries opened in December 2009 to overwhelmingly positive reviews. "For the first time, the museum's astonishing treasures from these defining moments of European civilisation are rationally and beautifully displayed. And the effect is exalting, transcendental" (The Guardian).

The Museum has, in recent years, also received funding from the joint programme with DCMS(e.g. for the Sculpture in Europe 1300-1600, 2009) and toward acquisition of objects (such as Viscount Castlereagh's Inkstand in 2003 and a late 16th Century jade Ottoman tankard in 2010).

Victoria and Albert Museum