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ART DECO AND ART NOUVEAU FEATURED AT SAINSBURY CENTRE

Monday 03 August 2020

The Sainsbury Centre at the University of East Anglia in Norwich has reopened in July with extensions of two exciting exhibitions. `Art Deco by the Sea’ explores how the style shaped the modern...

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DAS CHAIR CALLS FOR ACTION OVER STATUES

Tuesday 14 July 2020

The murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis led to a torrent of anger and widespread unrest. One consequence has been the renewed call to consider the impact of memorials in public places. Debate...

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HENRY VAN DE VELDE: DESIGNING MODERNISM

Monday 29 June 2020

Henry Van de Velde was the most international artist of the Art Nouveau period and a pioneer in fostering Modernism in architecture and design, yet he has been neglected by Anglo-Saxon...

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MASTERPIECE LONDON FAIR MOVES ONLINE FOR 2020

Tuesday 16 June 2020

Masterpiece Online takes place from 22-28 June, 2020. A special version of the Masterpiece London exhibition that is usually held at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, it is being held on the Internet...

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COLLECTIONS ACCESS GRANT FOR BUSHEY MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY

Monday 15 June 2020

The DAS is delighted to announce that it has awarded a £5000 Collections Access Grant to Bushey Museum and Art Gallery for a new case and interpretative panels. These will allow a permanent...

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A VIRTUAL EXPLORATION OF TORONTO MUSEUMS

Thursday 28 May 2020

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in Toronto, Canada, is renowned for its collections and exhibitions on art, culture and nature. It is currently closed owing to the coronavirus pandemic, as are...

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TO SEE CLEARLY: WHY RUSKIN MATTERS AND JOHN RUSKIN: AN IDIOSYNCRATIC DICTIONARY

Wednesday 13 May 2020

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THREAT TO POWERHOUSE MUSEUM, SYDNEY

Friday 01 May 2020

The world has yet to emerge from the first phase of the coronavirus pandemic and Australia faces additional burdens from its recent horrific fires. Perhaps the New South Wales government will see...

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DAS KEY PART OF SUCCESSFUL FUNDING CAMPAIGN

Thursday 23 April 2020

Late last year the DAS pledged, for us, an exceptional grant of £10,000 to save the export-stopped Martinware Crab for The Box, Plymouth and the nation. The DAS was the first organisation to...

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ERNEST GIMSON: ARTS & CRAFTS DESIGNER AND ARCHITECT

Tuesday 14 April 2020

This elegantly written, beautifully designed and lavishly illustrated book brings to the fore Ernest Gimson (1864–1919), a central figure in the Arts & Crafts movement. The authors have brought...

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