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.

Visit to a Private Collection in Highgate

UK EVENT

Wed 24 Apr 2019

This is our second chance to visit the home of one of our members, located at the foot of Highgate Hill, next to Highgate Cemetery. Holly Village is a Grade II* gated estate in the high Victorian...

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Northern Germany

FOREIGN STUDY TOUR

Tue 14 May 2019

Dr Leon Lock is planning a wide-ranging tour, which will study important Deutscher Werkbund, Jugendstil and Modernist sites and collections in Hagen, Darmstadt, Karlsruhe and Stuttgart. It starts...

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Anglo-French Links in Normandy: Varengeville-sur-Mer and Dieppe

FOREIGN STUDY TOUR

Wed 12 Jun 2019

A special visit to Le Bois des Moutiers, the 1898 masterpiece created by Edwin Lutyens at Varengeville-sur-Mer for the banker Guillaume Mallet will be the centrepiece of this two-day programme....

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A Walk Round Smithfield

UK EVENT

Wed 19 Jun 2019

Historian and author Alec Forshaw will lead a walk around the historic area of Smithfield in central London, looking at the splendid late 19th- and early 20th-century market buildings and...

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David Parr House and Mill Road Cemetery, Cambridge

UK EVENT

Thu 27 Jun 2019

186 Gwydir Street is a small terraced house bought in 1886 by David Parr, a working-class ‘artist-decorator’ employed by F.R. Leach & Sons. They are known for their work in Cambridge on Queens’...

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Study Day at Chertsey Museum

UK EVENT

Tue 02 Jul 2019

Keeper of Costume Grace Evans and Curator Emma Warren will lead a study day focusing on the Olive Matthews Collection of Dress at Chertsey Museum, a treasure trove of dress and local history...

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Christ’s Hospital and Brangwyn Murals

UK EVENT

Wed 11 Sep 2019

Christ’s Hospital school and its distinctive uniform date back to 1552. The current campus was designed by Aston Webb and E. Ingress Bell at the turn of the 20th century and Brangwyn painted 16...

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Two Private Houses, Gimson and the Dryad Collection, Leicester

UK EVENT

Tue 17 Sep 2019

Along with its superb group of works by Ernest Gimson and other Arts & Crafts designers, Leicester Museum has a collection of folk art from around the world gathered by Harry Peach, founder of...

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Arts & Crafts in Ireland: Dublin to Cork

FOREIGN STUDY TOUR

Mon 23 Sep 2019

Highlights around Dublin will include a visit to Lambay Island to see the house designed by Edwin Lutyens for the Baring family (weather-dependent), Farmleigh in the Phoenix Park (donated to the...

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Visit to a Private Collection in Chelsea

UK EVENT

Wed 02 Oct 2019

The house was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for the painter, Harold Squire, in 1920 and completed in 1923. Augustus John was a guest there in the late 1930s and it was bought by Edward Le...

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