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MAGDALENE ODUNDO EXHIBITION: THE JOURNEY OF THINGS

Wednesday 24 April 2019

This show charts ceramic artist Magdalene Odundo’s 40-year-plus career through her own work and particularly her relationship with other objects. More than 50 of her pieces are complemented by a...

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Designers & Jewellery 1850–1940: Jewellery & Metalwork from The Fitzwilliam Museum

Tuesday 23 April 2019

Helen Ritchie’s book highlights 70 pieces of jewellery and metalwork from the Fitzwilliam Museum’s applied arts collection which are not usually on permanent display. It was published to...

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Sculpture

SCULPTURE ACQUISITION GRANT AWARDED TO MILFORD TRUST

Tuesday 26 March 2019

The Milford House Preservation Trust has combined a DAS acquisition grant of £2000 with a substantial grant from the Henry Moore Foundation to purchase three sculptures: a marble of Psyche and a...

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William Morris & his Palace of Art: Architecture, Interiors & Design at Red House

Wednesday 13 February 2019

Red House occupies a unique position in the history of William Morris’s career and most people will be familiar with the role that the experience of decorating and furnishing the interiors played...

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Libby Sellers - Women Design

Women Design: Pioneers in architecture, industrial, graphic and digital design from the twentieth century to the present day

Saturday 26 January 2019

In this nicely designed book, design historian Libby Sellers seeks to ‘reinsert the enduring influence of women’s contribution [to design] into mainstream consciousness.’ She argues that this...

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Keith New: British Modernist in Stained Glass 

Tuesday 08 January 2019

The development of Keith New as a leading modernist innovator in stained glass design and technique is detailed in the first section of this book. The second half provides a catalogue raisonné;...

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EDWARD BURNE-JONES AT TATE BRITAIN

Friday 04 January 2019

DAS members will not want to miss this brilliantly curated and well displayed celebration of `one of the last Pre-Raphaelites’ Sir Edward Burne-Jones (1833-98). The show (until February 24 2019)...

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‘ALLY PALLY’ THEATRE REOPENS

Monday 17 December 2018

A huge Victorian theatre in north London reopened earlier this month. It is an amazing transformation from when it was visited by the DAS four years...

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The Tiger in the Smoke: Art and Culture in Post-War Britain

Tuesday 04 December 2018

This study of post-war British culture and art surveys a wide range of visual media and selects key moments in the 1950s for in-depth investigation. The work is divided into three parts – ‘The...

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V&A Museum: Help Wanted

Wednesday 28 November 2018

The Victoria and Albert Museum seeks volunteers to help maintain the library and research files in the Furniture and Woodwork section. The museum needs help in rationalising its research papers,...

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