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ONLINE OFFERINGS ABOUND AT WOLFSONIAN-FIU

Monday 28 December 2020

The Wolfsonian-FIU is a renowned museum that explores the inventive and provocative character of the modern world. Through objects and design, it reveals how the past influences the present and...

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OTTO PRUTSCHER: UNIVERSAL DESIGNER OF VIENNESE MODERNISM

Monday 07 December 2020

This book was produced to accompany an exhibition of the same title at the MAK in Vienna. Born in 1880 the son of a cabinetmaker, Prutscher gained practical training in wood before entering the...

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A PLACE IN PATTERN: ISLAMIC ART EXHIBITION OPENS ONLINE

Saturday 21 November 2020

The William Morris Society’s new exhibition explores the influence of Islamic patterns on British Arts and Crafts, highlighting themes of nature, locality and cultural interactions. It features...

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RE-ISSUE RE-IMAGINE RE-MAKE: APPROPRIATION IN CONTEMPORARY FURNITURE DESIGN

Monday 09 November 2020

This book considers the history, theory and considered meanings of ‘icon’, in relation to the 20th Century and contemporary furniture. It provides new ways of understanding and appreciating...

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THE BOX IN PLYMOUTH FINALLY OPENS

Monday 19 October 2020

The Box, a multidisciplinary arts and heritage space, opened to the public at the end of September. A new structure of glass and mirror tiles joins three historic buildings, the former Museum and...

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WILSON BEQUEST FEATURED AT PALLANT HOUSE GALLERY

Monday 05 October 2020

Curator, collector and DAS trustee patron Muriel Wilson helped to introduce British art to the world during the 20th century. An important early Peter Blake painting from her collection is...

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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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