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The Gilbert CollectionFollowing the closure of The Gilbert Collection at Somerset House on 27 January 2008, it re-opens in June 2009 at its new permanent home at the Victoria and Albert Museum. In the new galleries overlooking the V & A garden there will be a display celebrating the Collection's masterpieces with a particular focus on the gold snuffboxes. The Gilbert Collection was bequeathed to the nation by Sir Arthur Gilbert, an unusual and unique collection of gold and silver decorative arts. European gold and silver snuffboxes, Italian mosaics and portrait miniatures feature heavily. Some pieces will be incorporated into displays elsewhere in the V & A and some of the silver will be returned on loan to the historic houses for which they were originally made.

 

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South Kensington Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Gloucester Road Tube Station
 
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Victoria Railway Station
 
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