Events

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EVENTS FOR MEMBERS

Our UK programme includes special visits to houses and private collections often not open to the public, study visits to museums, architectural walks, seminars and evening lectures. This is complemented each year by one or two Foreign Study Tours.

Walk: Morris in Bloomsbury

UK EVENT

Thu 26 Apr 2018

The author and historian Alec Forshaw will lead a walk through south-east Bloomsbury to visit a concentration of buildings and locations closely associated with William Morris, touching also on...

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Visit to Cheffins, Cambridge, and The Fitzwilliam Museum

UK EVENT

Wed 09 May 2018

After refreshments, members will preview the forthcoming Art & Design Sale at Cheffins auction house, showcasing decorative art from the 1860s to the present, with talks from specialist valuers...

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Budapest and Pécs

FOREIGN STUDY TOUR

Mon 14 May 2018

Harriet Landseer is developing a tour to explore Budapest before travelling via other sites including Kecskemét, a centre of Hungarian Jugendstil in the 1890s, and the beautiful city of Pécs,...

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Private Visit to the Rodin Exhibition at the British Museum

UK EVENT

Mon 21 May 2018

Dr Ian Jenkins, curator of the exhibition, will lead a private tour of the British Museum’s special exhibition Auguste Rodin and the Art of Ancient Greece. This major exhibition represents a...

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A Dorset Weekend

UK EVENT

Fri 01 Jun 2018

This visit will be based around Bridport and have a mainly 20th-century theme. It begins with a visit to the Prince of Wales’s Poundbury with the architectural designer Ben Pentreath, who has...

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Reception at the Society of Antiquaries of London

UK EVENT

Wed 27 Jun 2018

DAS members will have a privileged private view of printed material and manuscripts relating to William Morris in the Society’s main Library. Heather Rowland, Head of Library & Collections, will...

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A Visit to Three Special Buildings in Bayswater

UK EVENT

Thu 28 Jun 2018

A unique opportunity to visit a trio of exceptional buildings, all within two minutes of each other and being specially opened for the DAS. Built between 1877 and 1882 in distinct styles to serve...

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Visit to Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge

UK EVENT

Thu 30 Aug 2018

In 1958 Jim and Helen Ede transformed four tumble-down cottages in Cambridge into a visionary home/art gallery where Ede held 'open house' for students every afternoon during term time,...

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Peasant Art Study Day in Haslemere

UK EVENT

Wed 05 Sep 2018

Haslemere Educational Museum can display only a fraction of the 600 traditional craft items, chiefly from Scandinavia and Central Europe, collected by the Rev. Gerald S. Davies around 1885–1908....

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Private Study Visit to Kelmscott Manor

UK EVENT

Tue 11 Sep 2018

We are privileged to have private access to Kelmscott Manor, the inspirational Cotswold retreat of William Morris and his family, friends and colleagues, on one of its closed days. Morris first...

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