NEWS

Latest news from the Decorative Arts Society

UPDATE ON THE IVORY DEBATE

Wednesday 18 April 2018

Members will doubtless have followed the unfolding debate about works of art made of or including ivory, and the issue of trade in ivory was outlined in our Newsletter No. 113. On 3 April,...

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Things of Beauty Growing: British Studio Pottery

Monday 16 April 2018

Combining sumptuous photography with scholarly essays, this book is a heavyweight in more than one sense. As one might expect of a collaboration between the Yale Centre for British Art and the...

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Damozels & Deities: Edward Burne-Jones, Henry Holiday & Pre-Raphaelite Stained Glass 1870-1898

Monday 16 April 2018

This lavish hardback volume is a sequel to Angels & Icons: Pre-Raphaelite Stained Glass 1850–1870 (2012). This study of the British Aesthetic Movement ends with 1898 and the death of Burne-Jones,...

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Found in Translation: Design in California and Mexico, 1915–1985

Monday 16 April 2018

This substantial and rather timely book accompanies an ambitious exhibition at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (17 September 2017–1 April 2018), the first full exploration of the deep cultural...

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Women Jewellery Designers

Monday 16 April 2018

This book, focusing on women jewellery designers of the 20th century, is an attractive addition to a recent flurry of books on jewellery. It begins with an introduction and a short word on the...

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Hope For Beauty: Denise Wren Exhibition

Monday 16 April 2018

Denise Wren (1891-1979) was the first woman studio potter in the UK. Kingston Museum Art Gallery’s current exhibition focuses on ceramics, textile and wallpaper designs relating to her pioneering...

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Burne-Jones returns to Normandy

Monday 16 April 2018

Visitors to the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Rouen this spring have a chance to enjoy a small feast of English Arts and Crafts. Until 20 May, a special display includes furniture from the Music Room...

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Collections Access Grant Increased to £5,000

Monday 16 April 2018

At the January committee meeting the DAS trustees approved increasing the maximum amount that can be awarded as a Collections Access Grant from £2,000 to...

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NEW CHAIRMAN FOR THE SOCIETY

Monday 16 April 2018

The Society welcomed a new Chairman, Martin Levy FSA, (right) at its AGM held on Saturday 4 November at Sotheby's Institute in Bedford Square, by kind permission of the Director. He succeeds...

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Portsmouth Museum Awarded 2017 Collections Access Grant

Monday 16 April 2018

The Collections Access Grant 2017 has been awarded to Portsmouth...

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