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Designers and Jewellery 1850-1940: Jewellery and Metalwork from The Fitzwilliam Museum  

Sunday 19 August 2018

Showcasing little-known treasures from the Fitzwilliam Museum’s outstanding collection, this exhibition in the Octagon Gallery is from 31 July to 11 November 2018. It celebrates exquisitely...

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Textiles of the Middle East and Central Asia: The Fabric of Life

Sunday 29 July 2018

Publication of this book precedes the opening of the British Museum’s new Albukhary Foundation Gallery of the Islamic World, at the end of October 2018. A selection of the garments and textiles...

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Newcomb Pottery at Crab Tree Farm, Lake Bluff, Illinois

Friday 20 July 2018

The American and British Arts and Crafts collections at Crab Tree Farm, visited by the Decorative Arts Society in 2007, are housed in several beautifully restored or specially created buildings...

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Weaving New Worlds: William Morris Gallery

Wednesday 04 July 2018

The William Morris Gallery presents an exhibition of contemporary tapestries, ‘Weaving New Worlds’, in Walthamstow, East London, from 16 June to 23 September 2018. The works by 16 artists from...

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Art of The Four

Thursday 07 June 2018

In dealing with a group of artists – Mackintosh, Margaret and Frances Macdonald, and Herbert MacNair regarded as the initiators of ‘the Glasgow Style’ – Billcliffe set himself the complex task of...

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Tuesday 29 May 2018

Vienna is always a city worth visiting, but during 2018 there are several exhibitions that might be an additional draw for members of the Decorative Arts Society. These include two shows at the...

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Friday 11 May 2018

An Acquisition Grant from the DAS contributed to the Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge’s purchase of a partial coffee set by the Shelley Potteries, Staffordshire. This iconic ‘Deco’...

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Symposium: Arts and Crafts in the Cotswolds

Tuesday 01 May 2018

Court Barn Museum is hosting a symposium on the Arts and Crafts in the Cotswolds on June 8 and 9, 2018.  The Museum was set up in 2006 to tell the story of craft and design in the north Cotswolds...

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Monday 16 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 26 March 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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