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The V&A Raphael Court

We are delighted to have supported the refurbishment of the Raphael Court, a landmark project coinciding with the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s death.

The Raphael Cartoons are among the greatest treasures of the High Renaissance and have been on loan to the V&A from the Royal Collection since 1865. As part of the project specialist conservators assessed the Cartoons to ensure their preservation for future generations. High-resolution images were taken and research also provided the foundations for innovative interpretation. The Raphael Court was refurbished by award-winning practice Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and innovative new lighting will increase the visibility of the works.

The refurbishment of The Raphael Court was supported by Lydia and Manfred Gorvy, Julia and Hans Rausing, American Express, the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, The Hintze Family Charitable Foundation, the Robert H. Smith Family Foundation, the V&AAF, and many other generous donors.

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