The Victoria and Albert Museum
Medieval and Renaissance Treasures from the Victoria and Albert Museum
June 23 to October 7, 2007
Leonardo da Vinci, Codex Forster I, pen and ink. Victoria and Albert Museum. © V&A Images/Victoria and Albert Museum
Organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the exhibition features 35 medieval and Renaissance treasures, ranging in date from 300 AD to 1600. Originally intended for the embellishment of churches and for the cabinet of wealthy Renaissance collectors, these precious works of art were highly prized for their beauty, the value of their materials and for their exquisite workmanship.
Highlights of the exhibition include remarkable ivory carvings, an impressive reliquary casket of St. Thomas Becket and Leonardo da Vinci's codex. The notebook, written backwards in mirror-script, presents fascinating insights into Leonardos genius.
The Victoria and Albert Museum, London
The Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canada Travelling Exhibitions Indemnification Program