Past Events

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PAST EVENTS

Past Events from the Decorative Arts Society

EXHIBITING WILLIAM DE MORGAN: PUBLIC AND CRITICAL RECEPTION OF DE MORGAN CERAMICS IN THE LATE 19TH CENTURY

ZOOM LECTURE

Sun 18 Feb 2024

Zoom lecture by Sarah Hardy at 6.00 pm (London). William De Morgan was the premier designer and maker of decorative ceramics in the late-Victorian period. Friends with William Morris and Walter...

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A VISIT TO A NORMAN SHAW HOUSE IN CHELSEA

UK EVENT

Thu 08 Feb 2024

No. 68 is probably the last of the Victorian town houses in Chelsea’s Cadogan Square with a largely unaltered layout. Designed by Richard Norman Shaw in 1878, the house is currently used as a...

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A VISIT TO WHITELANDS COLLEGE, ROEHAMPTON

UK EVENT

Mon 15 Jan 2024

A visit to the archives of Whitelands College which include artefacts donated by John Ruskin and dresses and robes (including those designed by Kate Greenaway) which have been worn since 1881 by...

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THE CRAFT OF COLLABORATION: THE 3RD MARQUESS OF BUTE AND HIS ‘ARTISTIC GROUP’

ZOOM LECTURE

Sun 10 Dec 2023

Zoom lecture by Jessica Insley at 6.00 pm (London). John, 3rd Marquess of Bute, was a scholarly man with a fortune and a passion for working collaboratively with craftsmen. Between 1870 and 1900,...

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DAS AMM AT THE ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM, OXFORD

UK EVENT

Sat 18 Nov 2023

The Annual Meeting of Members is being held at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. This will give members an opportunity to see the exhibition Colour Revolution: Victorian Art, Fashion & Design,...

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BETTY JOEL – GLAMOUR AND INNOVATION: FURNITURE AND INTERIOR DESIGN IN THE 1920S AND 30S

ZOOM LECTURE

Sun 29 Oct 2023

Zoom lecture by Clive Stewart-Lockhart at 6.00 pm (London). Betty Joel was born in Hong Kong in 1894; nothing in her early life prepared her for the extraordinary success of her eponymous...

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A VISIT TO A PRIVATE COLLECTION IN NORTH LONDON

UK EVENT

Thu 19 Oct 2023

A visit to a private collection on the Holly Village estate built by Cubitt in High Victorian Gothic style. The collection includes pieces by Pugin, Violet-le-Duc and Sir Hubert von Herkomer as...

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A TOUR OF HAMPSTEAD GARDEN SUBURB

UK EVENT

Fri 13 Oct 2023

Pevsner described Hampstead Garden Suburb as ‘that most nearly perfect example of the English invention and speciality, the Garden Suburb’. Kate and Martin Webster, long-standing Suburb...

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A VISIT TO SPEAKER’S HOUSE, PALACE OF WESTMINSTER

UK EVENT

Fri 29 Sep 2023

The visit will begin with a talk on the furniture in Speaker’s House from Pugin’s house, The Grange in Ramsgate, and on the Minton ceramics. There will follow a tour of Speaker’s House with...

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Krakow and Zakopane

FOREIGN STUDY TOUR

Mon 18 Sep 2023

This 5-day tour will give members the opportunity to explore the treasures of Krakow, which was the heart of the Young Poland movement, and to see the context of the objects which were loaned to...

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