Past Events

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PAST EVENTS

Past Events from the Decorative Arts Society

W. A. Ismay, the Potters’ Champion

ZOOM LECTURE

Sun 20 Feb 2022

Zoom lecture by Helen Walsh, at 6.00 pm (London). W.A. Ismay MBE (1910–2001) assembled one of the UK’s largest collections of post-war British studio pottery and lived surrounded by his family of...

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A PRIVATE COLLECTION IN KING’S CROSS: VENINI AND BEYOND

UK EVENT

Tue 07 Dec 2021

Join a small group to learn about Venetian 20th-century glass making, particularly the Venini factory and its history and influences, Americans who went to work with Venini from the 1950s onwards...

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The Renaissance Reimagined: Minton, Majolica and Maiolica

ZOOM LECTURE

Sun 21 Nov 2021

Zoom lecture by Claire Blakey, at 6.00 pm (London). From about 1850 the Renaissance Revival inspired the design of both architecture and the decorative arts in Britain, prompting Minton & Co. to...

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A PRIVATE COLLECTION IN BLOOMSBURY

UK EVENT

Tue 09 Nov 2021

A visit to a private collection which includes a Godwin sideboard and works by William Morris, Ford Madox Brown, Burne-Jones, Rossetti and Northern Light Scandinavian paintings, in an early...

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DAS AGM AT THE CHAPEL, MARYLEBONE

UK EVENT

Sat 06 Nov 2021

The AGM will be held in a new venue this year. The Chapel at 83 Margaret Street was designed by G.E. Street in 1860 with stained glass by Clayton & Bell, a fresco behind the altar by J.R....

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VISIT TO YOUNG POLAND AT THE WILLIAM MORRIS GALLERY

UK EVENT

Tue 02 Nov 2021

A visit with curator Roisin Inglesby to the exhibition Young Poland: The Polish Arts and Crafts Movement 1890–1918, which is the first outside Poland to explore this crucial period in Polish (and...

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A WALK ROUND BISHOPSGATE, SPITALFIELDS AND WHITECHAPEL

UK EVENT

Wed 06 Oct 2021

Historian Alec Forshaw will lead one of his popular walks, taking in three of the great East London institutions dating from the late 19th century: the Bishopsgate Institute (1895, Charles...

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Modern Gothic: The Inventive Furniture of Kimbel and Cabus, 1863–82

ZOOM LECTURE

Sun 03 Oct 2021

Zoom lecture by Barbara Veith & Medill Harvey, at 6.00 pm (London). Over the course of their nearly 20-year partnership, immigrant cabinet-makers Anton Kimbel (1822–95) and Joseph Cabus (1824–98)...

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VISIT TO THE ROYAL COURTS OF JUSTICE

UK EVENT

Wed 29 Sep 2021

Described by Pevsner as ‘the greatest secular monument of the Gothic Revival in London after the Houses of Parliament’, the Royal Courts of Justice by G. E. Street (1882) remains the home of the...

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The Century Guild Exhibition at the William Morris Gallery

UK EVENT

Thu 22 Jul 2021

This much anticipated show, open until August 31, explores the aesthetics and lasting legacy of this association of artists, designers and craftspeople. The Century Guild was established by...

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