Past Events

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PAST EVENTS

Past Events from the Decorative Arts Society

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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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St Barnabas Church, Pimlico, and Colefax & Fowler

UK EVENT

Wed 11 Apr 2018

The visit begins with a guided tour of the richly decorated interior of the church of St Barnabas (Thomas Cundy, 1847–50). We then move to the new premises nearby of Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler...

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Visit to Waddesdon Manor and Windmill Hill

UK EVENT

Thu 22 Mar 2018

Waddesdon Manor was built by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in 1874–85 to display his art collection. Opened to the public in 1959, the Manor is now managed by the Rothschild Foundation on behalf...

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