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The Tiger in the Smoke: Art and Culture in Post-War Britain

Tuesday 04 December 2018

This study of post-war British culture and art surveys a wide range of visual media and selects key moments in the 1950s for in-depth investigation. The work is divided into three parts – ‘The...

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V&A Museum: Help Wanted

Wednesday 28 November 2018

The Victoria and Albert Museum seeks volunteers to help maintain the library and research files in the Furniture and Woodwork section. The museum needs help in rationalising its research papers,...

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CHURCH AND ARTIST’S COLONY WERE HIGH POINTS OF DAS VISIT TO HUNGARY

Thursday 01 November 2018

The Decorative Arts Society’s visit to Hungary in May 2018 demonstrated the diverse aesthetic and theoretical interests of Hungarian artists and makers from the 19th to early 20th centuries. One...

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DAS AWARDS TWO COLLECTION ACCESS GRANTS FOR 2018, EACH OF £5000.

Monday 22 October 2018

One grant has been awarded to Lotherton Hall, part of Leeds Museums and Galleries, for the conservation of the table designed c. 1867 by William Burges (1827-1881) for his own house in Buckingham...

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Drawing With Light: Photographs From The William Morris Society’s Collection

Friday 05 October 2018

A photographic exhibition in Hammersmith from 30th August 2018 to 1st April 2019 features the work of local eminent Victorians William Morris and Emery Walker, who both lived and worked in the...

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Gerhard Munthe: Norwegian Pioneer of Modernism

Monday 24 September 2018

Gerhard Munthe was one of a group of artists and designers seeking to create a new national body of art in late 19th-century Norway. This is the first significant account of his work to be...

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Glasgow Study Tour Bursary Awarded

Monday 03 September 2018

The DAS is pleased to announce that the bursary for the study visit to Glasgow and Edinburgh in October has been awarded to Barbara Vujanović, the senior curator at the Meštrović Atelier in...

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Designers and Jewellery 1850-1940: Jewellery and Metalwork from The Fitzwilliam Museum  

Sunday 19 August 2018

Showcasing little-known treasures from the Fitzwilliam Museum’s outstanding collection, this exhibition in the Octagon Gallery is from 31 July to 11 November 2018. It celebrates exquisitely...

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Textiles of the Middle East and Central Asia: The Fabric of Life

Sunday 29 July 2018

Publication of this book precedes the opening of the British Museum’s new Albukhary Foundation Gallery of the Islamic World, at the end of October 2018. A selection of the garments and textiles...

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Newcomb Pottery at Crab Tree Farm, Lake Bluff, Illinois

Friday 20 July 2018

The American and British Arts and Crafts collections at Crab Tree Farm, visited by the Decorative Arts Society in 2007, are housed in several beautifully restored or specially created buildings...

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