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Buildings for the Dead: Tombs and Mausoleums

16 April 2013

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Venue:

Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL

Description:

Tombs and mausoleums combine architecture and sculpture to perpetuate the memory of the dead. Key designs from the 16th to the 19th centuries, from papal tombs in St. Peter’s Basilica to Alfred Steven’s Wellington monument in St. Paul’s Cathedral, will be used to illustrate key architectural innovations and the concerns and ambitions of the people who built them. With Matthew Storey, V&A. 

This is one of the Closer Look talks at the Victoria and Albert Museum as part of the V&A+RIBA Architecture Partnership.

Fees:

Free, but limited spaces so ticketed on a first come first served basis on the day.

Tickets available from the main Information Desk of the Victoria and Albert Museum on the day of the talk. Please meet at the Meeting Point, Grand Entrance, V&A at 12.55pm.
    

Contact:

RIBA Library Drawings & Archives Collection
Tel: +44 (0)20 7307 3708
Email: drawings&archives@riba.org
     

Other events in the series:

Taking the Waters
19 February 2013

Organiser:

V&A + RIBA Architecture Partnership

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Drawing of the tomb of Pope Paul III, after Gugliemo della Porta

Drawing of the tomb of Pope Paul III, after Gugliemo della Porta

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