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Casts at the V&A and Albert Irvin—the best art and exhibitions in December 2018

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A cast of Trajan's Column being treated at the V&A

A cast of Trajan's Column being treated at the V&A

 

V&A Cast Court, Victoria & Albert Museum, from 1st December

For years the Cast Courts at the V&A were regarded as an eccentric curiosity. But in 1873, when the museum first opened, life-size plaster casts and electrotype copies were at the heart of its educational mission. Here, the public could wonder at marvels such as Trajan’s Column, cut in two, or Florence’s Gates of Paradise. Now the V&A unveils…

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