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RINGS OF THE 20TH AND 21ST CENTURIES: THE ALICE AND LOUIS KOCH COLLECTION

RINGS OF THE 20TH AND 21ST CENTURIES: THE ALICE AND LOUIS KOCH COLLECTION

Saturday 19 September 2020

This attractive and impressive volume shows the 589 modern rings in the Alice and Louis Koch collection. Started by successful Frankfurt jeweller Louis Koch (1862–1930) and his wife, Alice...

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HOUSE OF LORDS WALL PAINTINGS NOMINATED FOR CONSERVATION AWARD

Tuesday 01 September 2020

The conservation of two historic wall paintings in the House of Lords has been shortlisted for the Museums + Heritage Conservation Project of the Year. The paintings, The Death of Nelson at the...

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DAS AWARDS COLLECTIONS ACCESS GRANTS TO WILLIAM MORRIS GALLERY AND DE MORGAN FOUNDATION

Monday 17 August 2020

The DAS is delighted to announce two Collections Access Grants. One grant of £4800 is to the William Morris Gallery for an exhibition on The Century Guild. Its extensive collection of Guild...

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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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