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COLLECTIONS ACCESS GRANTS TO BENEFIT PORTSMOUTH AND YORK GALLERIES

Monday 10 May 2021

The DAS is delighted to announce two Collections Access Grants. Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery received a grant of £5000 as a contribution towards a new, alarmed display case for the major...

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ART NOUVEAU ARCHITECTURE

Sunday 25 April 2021

Art Nouveau, or New Art, the extravagant architectural and design style adopted around 1900 by the European nouveaux riches, was always controversial. Although intended to define the modern age,...

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WOMEN ART WORKERS AND THE ARTS AND CRAFTS MOVEMENT

Saturday 03 April 2021

Social and cultural historian Zoë Thomas’s book is based on her doctoral thesis, whose title – ‘The Women’s Guild of Arts: Gender, Space, and Professional Identity in London, 1870–1930’ – better...

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AVEM, ARTE VETRARIA MURANESE, ARTISTIC PRODUCTION 1932–1972

Wednesday 17 March 2021

This well-organised and meticulous account of AVEM (Arte Vetraria Muranese) is a great addition to Marc Heiremans’ earlier books on the factories of Fratelli Toso (2018), Vetraria Aureliano Toso...

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THE TASTEMAKERS: BRITISH DEALERS AND THE ANGLO-GALLIC INTERIOR, 1785–1865

Tuesday 02 March 2021

This meticulous study draws together many strands investigated by scholars over recent decades, while adding much significant and original research. Davis takes a positive stance in explaining...

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THE EDWARDIANS AND THEIR HOUSES: THE NEW LIFE OF OLD ENGLAND

Wednesday 03 February 2021

Politics and religion used to be considered topics best avoided in polite conversation, but Timothy Brittain-Catlin raises both in his study of town and country houses built for prominent members...

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DAS AWARDS GRANTS TO NATIONAL MUSEUMS OF LIVERPOOL AND USHAW COLLEGE

Monday 18 January 2021

The DAS is pleased to announce an Acquisitions Grant of £425 to the National Museums of Liverpool for a watercolour set within an Arts and Crafts frame, both by Lily Day (b. 1870). Day was born...

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ONLINE OFFERINGS ABOUND AT WOLFSONIAN-FIU

Monday 28 December 2020

The Wolfsonian-FIU is a renowned museum that explores the inventive and provocative character of the modern world. Through objects and design, it reveals how the past influences the present and...

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OTTO PRUTSCHER: UNIVERSAL DESIGNER OF VIENNESE MODERNISM

Monday 07 December 2020

This book was produced to accompany an exhibition of the same title at the MAK in Vienna. Born in 1880 the son of a cabinetmaker, Prutscher gained practical training in wood before entering the...

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A PLACE IN PATTERN: ISLAMIC ART EXHIBITION OPENS ONLINE

Saturday 21 November 2020

The William Morris Society’s new exhibition explores the influence of Islamic patterns on British Arts and Crafts, highlighting themes of nature, locality and cultural interactions. It features...

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