Sacred Silver and Stained Glass Gallery at V&A inauguration

November 2005

Two new rooms will open to the public on the 22nd November 2005 at the V&A Museum in London: it’s the Sacred Silver e Stained Glass Gallery, where silver objects from the medieval period to modern days, like amphora, glassware, religious cross, half busts, etc will be exposed, to explain their function, history and decoration.

The new set up, created by Architect John Ronayne, will use wallcases, peninsular cases and freestanding, with fibre optics lighting.

A very peculiar object will be exposed in this occasion: a pectoral cross made from recycled Coca Cola bottle tops. Dr David Poston, who made the cross, gathered the material in Rwanda and laser-welded them on to a wooden frame.