The Waddesdon Bequest, the superb collection of medieval and Renaissance treasures left to the British Museum in 1898 by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild MP, is being redisplayed in a new gallery that opened on 11 June 2015. The gallery is made possible through a generous donation from the Rothschild Foundation. The new display contains some of the most impressive objects in the British Museum’s European collection, and gives fascinating historical insight into shifts in taste, the growth of the art market, and the development of forgery in response to demand from collectors in the nineteenth century. In addition, the redisplay involves the most ambitious digital treatment of a permanent gallery by the Museum. As a demonstration of power and discernment, the collection

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