European Splendour 1500–1800 Exhibition
Until 26 February 2017
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Exquisite European art and objects reveal how the Church, trade, and innovation influenced what was once considered the height of affluence.
For centuries in Europe, luxury goods were the preserve of the monarchy, church, and nobility. But waves of change gave more people than ever access to the beauty and sophistication of gold, fine furniture, silks, and lace.
Discover these objects of desire spanning 300 years of history.