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BERNARD LEACH: DISCOVERED ARCHIVES

Saturday 14 May 2022

This book looks afresh at the archive collections associated with Bernard Leach and his personal collection of pots, as well as new research about his time in Japan and the collecting of his...

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EXTRAORDINARY EVERYDAY: THE ART & DESIGN OF ERIC RAVILIOUS

Wednesday 20 April 2022

An exhibition at The Arc, Winchester puts the spotlight on Eric Ravilious, showcasing wood engravings, watercolours, books, ceramics and lithographs. The inclusion of unfinished works, studies...

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THE YORKSHIRE TEA CEREMONY AT YORK ART GALLERY

Thursday 07 April 2022

W. A. Ismay (1910-2001) was a prolific collector of British studio ceramics. At his death his collection of over 3600 works by over 500 potters and its associated archive was left to York Art...

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MODERN GOTHIC: THE INVENTIVE FURNITURE OF KIMBEL AND CABUS, 1868–82

Monday 21 March 2022

This beautifully produced volume is the catalogue of a pioneering exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum (2 July 2021–13 February 2022). Planned for many years by the late Barry Harwood, the project...

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MUSEUM ACQUISITION GRANT HELPS TO SAVE TRIQUETI MASTERPIECE

Sunday 06 March 2022

The DAS has provided a grant of £3000 to support the V&A’s acquisition of an export-stopped ivory and bronze sculpture, The Death of Cleopatra. French sculptor Henri de Triqueti (1803–74) was one...

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GIAMPAOLO BABETTO AT THE CHURCH OF SAN GIORGIO MAGGIORE, VENICE

Thursday 17 February 2022

The island of San Giorgio with its church designed by Andrea Palladio has been a ‘must’ for art lovers for centuries, but particularly in the last 10 years or so with two fascinating art venues....

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ACTION URGED ON DAMAGING POTTERIES MUSEUMS CUTBACKS

Wednesday 09 February 2022

Proposed budget cuts in Stoke-on-Trent threaten the wellbeing of the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery and the Gladstone Pottery Museum. Planned job losses and museum closures will have a huge...

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TADEMA GALLERY LONDON: JEWELLERY FROM THE 1860S TO 1960S

Monday 24 January 2022

Sonya and David Newell-Smith ran the Tadema Gallery together for 41 years, from 1978 until David’s death in 2019. This handsome publication, co-authored by Sonya and the jewellery curator and...

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YOUNG POLAND AT THE WILLIAM MORRIS GALLERY

Wednesday 05 January 2022

Young Poland: An Arts and Crafts Movement (1890 – 1918) is the first major exhibition to explore the decorative arts and architecture of Young Poland, an extraordinary cultural movement that...

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CHRISTOPHER DRESSER: DESIGN PIONEER

Thursday 09 December 2021

­This attractive small book, printed on creamy paper, is part of the V&A’s ‘Artists in Focus’ gift range (other titles in the DAS period of interest are William Morris’s Flowers and Voysey’s...

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