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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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JEWELLERY ACQUISITION GRANT FOR LEEDS

Monday 24 February 2020

The Decorative Arts Society recently awarded a museums acquisition grant of £800 to Leeds Museums and Galleries for three pieces of jewellery by Jenny Llewellyn. She was brought up in Leeds and...

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MARY SETON WATTS AND THE COMPTON POTTERY

Wednesday 05 February 2020

In this first biography of Mary Seton Watts (1849–1938), Hilary Calvert and Louise Boreham give a real insight into the running of the two art potteries where she translated her ideals into craft...

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Isokon and the Bauhaus in Britain; Bauhaus Goes West

Thursday 23 January 2020

From the British perspective, the two titles under review, along with Fiona MacCarthy’s biography of Walter Gropius, are the most noteworthy of the flood of books published to celebrate the 100th...

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DAS TRUSTEE PROFILE: ROBIN WYATT

Friday 03 January 2020

Although many of Robin Wyatt’s family were in the military, he opted for a career in architecture. During his three years as a student at the Architectural Association in the 1960s; modernism was...

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CHARLOTTE PERRIAND: INVENTING A NEW WORLD

Thursday 19 December 2019

The current exhibition at Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris pays tribute to a leading figure of 20th Century design, Charlotte Perriand. Perriand (1903-1999) was an architect and interior...

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Brangwyn’s “Pots”: Catalogue of Ceramics and Glassware

Thursday 28 November 2019

Although Frank Brangwyn RA (1867–1956) was a talented polymath, equally capable of producing paintings, murals, lithographs, etchings and woodcuts, and designs for stained glass, furniture, glass...

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DAS AWARDS TWO COLLECTION ACCESS GRANTS FOR AUTUMN 2019

Monday 04 November 2019

The Decorative Arts Society is delighted to announce two Collections Access Grants. One grant of £5000 has been awarded to Shipley Art Gallery in Gateshead to create a permanent display of...

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