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European Masterpieces from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Set to Dazzle Perth

PERTH.- The Art Gallery of Western Australia is gearing up to host its second major international exhibition of the year ‐ a treasure trove of European decorative art from London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. Princely Treasures: European Masterpieces 1600 – 1800 from the Victoria and Albert Museum comprises more than 90 magnificent artworks and objects, rarely seen on Australian shores. Coming exclusively to Perth, this significant and highly visual collection includes painting and sculpture, ceramics and glass, metalwork and furniture, textiles and tapestries, personal adornment and dress, armoury, prints and drawing. Many of these pieces are coming to Australia for the first time and were originally acquired by European men and women of power, wealth and taste between 1600 and 1800. Made by Europe’s finest artists and craftsmen, and using precious materials from around the world, these masterpie