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JAKOB BERG: FURNITURE

Wednesday 27 July 2022

The Danish furniture designer Jakob Berg (1958–2008) belonged to a generation of Danish furniture designers that sits between the mid-century Golden Age of Danish design and the New Nordic 21st...

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YOUNG POLAND: THE POLISH ARTS AND CRAFTS MOVEMENT, 1890–1918

Friday 01 July 2022

Poland as a political entity was lost in 1795 and, despite uprisings in the 19th century, would not be reconstituted until after the First World War. The Polish Arts & Crafts movement Młoda...

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PAUL NASH: DESIGNER AND ILLUSTRATOR AND SHELL ART & ADVERTISING

Monday 06 June 2022

Paul Nash (1889–1946) often claimed that design work was on a par with fine art. However, he held some harsh opinions on the great and the good, comments which are repeated in James King’s...

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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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