Past Events

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PAST EVENTS

Past Events from the Decorative Arts Society

The Colour Revolution: Art, Design and Fashion in Victorian Britain

ZOOM LECTURE

Sun 09 May 2021

Zoom lecture by Matthew Winterbottom, at 6.00 pm (London). The lecture will describe a ground-breaking exhibition and research project that will challenge widely held perceptions that the...

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Glass: Venice, Venini and America

ZOOM LECTURE

Sun 11 Apr 2021

Zoom lecture by Sarah Nichols, at 6.00 pm (London). After the Second World War Paolo Venini’s innovative and entrepreneurial approach to design and business ensured the success of his Murano...

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Wiener Werkstätte: Commerce and Collaboration, 1903–1918

ZOOM LECTURE

Sun 28 Feb 2021

Zoom lecture by Elisabeth Bogdan, at 6.00 pm (London). At the turn of the 20th century, Vienna witnessed a radical moment of Secessionist avant-garde art and culture. This lecture focuses on the...

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A New Museum for London

ZOOM LECTURE

Sun 24 Jan 2021

Zoom lecture by Alex Werner, at 6.00 pm (London). The Museum of London is on the move to two old meat market buildings in West Smithfield. The site presents a wonderful opportunity but also a...

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Eileen Gray

ZOOM LECTURE

Sun 15 Nov 2020

Zoom lecture by Dr Lis Darby at 6.00 pm (London). Eileen Gray (1878–1976) was an extraordinarily versatile and creative figure of the 1910s to 1930s. She spent most of her working life in Paris...

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The Colour of Style: John Gregory Crace (1809–1889) and Colour in 19th-century Interiors

ZOOM LECTURE

Sun 25 Oct 2020

Zoom lecture by Dr Megan Aldrich at 6.00 pm (London). Crace was the decorating partner of A.W.N. Pugin, and something of a revolutionary in his use of colour in a period when the world embraced...

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Liberty-era Palermo

FOREIGN STUDY TOUR

Mon 09 Mar 2020

Space has become available on this tour led by Harriet Landseer. The tour will include several palazzi and villas including Boscogrande, Malfitano and Florio in addition to a visit to...

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Visit to Peter Jones & 25 Cadogan Gardens

UK EVENT

Mon 24 Feb 2020

Ian Seadon, Partner of the Peter Jones Partnership, will lead a DAS visit to Peter Jones in Sloane Square, Chelsea. The present building was built between 1932 and 1936 to designs by William...

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VISIT TO LINCOLN’S INN

UK EVENT

Fri 31 Jan 2020

Lincoln’s Inn New Hall and Library were designed in the Tudor style by Philip Hardwick, with a later extension by George Gilbert Scott. The splendid and intact early Victorian interiors, normally...

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Exhibition and Study Session at the William Morris Gallery

UK EVENT

Fri 24 Jan 2020

Join Curator Roisin Inglesby for a tour of Pioneers: William Morris and the Bauhaus. The exhibition explores the deep links between the British Arts & Crafts movement and the Bauhaus, with a...

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