But She Still Wears Kohl and Smells like Roses

Partner Programme

16 — 24 Sept 2023

Craft, Materials

V&A South Kensington

Cromwell Road

(Contemporary glass landing, Room 131)




Palestinian architect, artist and V&A Jameel Fellow Dima Srouji presents objects and film that reframe the history of glass in Greater Syria and Palestine.

The new works include replicas of glassware from the V&A collection excavated from the region. The original vessels currently on display will be replaced with ‘tomb cards’ narrating the often-violent histories linked to their excavation.