Past Events

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PAST EVENTS

Past Events from the Decorative Arts Society

Visit to the Royal College of Physicians, London

UK EVENT

Thu 15 Mar 2018

Opened in 1964, many consider the Royal College of Physicians building next to Regent’s Park to be Denys Lasdun’s masterpiece, its importance as a modernist building recognised by its Grade I...

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Visit to Central St Martins Museum and Study Collection

UK EVENT

Wed 28 Feb 2018

The Museum tells the story of Central St Martins’ rich history and has been collecting work by staff and students since the late 19th century in areas from fashion and textiles to ceramics,...

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Visit to Kingston Museum & History Centre

UK EVENT

Wed 21 Feb 2018

Arts and Crafts designer Archibald Knox’s work for Liberty is well known; less so are his years teaching at Kingston upon Thames. Following his sudden departure in 1912, student Denise Tuckfield...

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Visit to the Library and Museum of Freemasonry

UK EVENT

Wed 31 Jan 2018

The museum at Freemasons’ Hall in Covent Garden holds a huge stock of metalwork, textiles, ceramics and furniture connected with the development of freemasonry in Britain and its Empire,...

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A Private Arts & Crafts Collection in Clapham

UK EVENT

Tue 23 Jan 2018

Although tens of thousands of middle-class terraced houses were built in London at the end of the 19th century, very few have retained their character and fittings through changes in fashion and...

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Visit to the Fashion and Textile Museum and London Glassblowing Workshop

UK EVENT

Tue 14 Nov 2017

In two groups we will visit the Fashion and Textile Museum for a tour of the exhibition on Louise Dahl-Wolfe (1895–1989), considered a pioneer of modern fashion photography; and London...

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AGM at Sotheby’s Institute of Art

UK EVENT

Sat 04 Nov 2017

The AGM will be held again at Sotheby’s Institute of Art by kind permission of the Director. The formal proceedings will be followed by brief talks on current museum developments or decorative...

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Tour of the V&A’s Plywood Exhibition

UK EVENT

Tue 31 Oct 2017

From cars to aeroplanes, furniture to architecture, and handmaking to digital manufacture, Plywood: Material of the Modern World is the first major exhibition on a material that has shaped global...

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An Arts and Crafts Weekend in the Scottish Borders

UK EVENT

Fri 13 Oct 2017

From Friday 13th to Sunday 15th October 2017 we are planning a visit to a very fine private collection of Arts and Crafts furniture in a magnificent historic house near Berwick-on-Tweed. The...

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Visit to Romania

FOREIGN STUDY TOUR

Mon 25 Sep 2017

A visit to Romania from 25th-30th September, 2017. Led by Harriet Landseer to include late 19th and early 20th century architecture, interiors and furniture collections in Bucharest and the...

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