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Drawing With Light: Photographs From The William Morris Society’s Collection

Friday 05 October 2018

A photographic exhibition in Hammersmith from 30th August 2018 to 1st April 2019 features the work of local eminent Victorians William Morris and Emery Walker, who both lived and worked in the...

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Gerhard Munthe: Norwegian Pioneer of Modernism

Monday 24 September 2018

Gerhard Munthe was one of a group of artists and designers seeking to create a new national body of art in late 19th-century Norway. This is the first significant account of his work to be...

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Glasgow Study Tour Bursary Awarded

Monday 03 September 2018

The DAS is pleased to announce that the bursary for the study visit to Glasgow and Edinburgh in October has been awarded to Barbara Vujanović, the senior curator at the Meštrović Atelier in...

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Designers and Jewellery 1850-1940: Jewellery and Metalwork from The Fitzwilliam Museum  

Sunday 19 August 2018

Showcasing little-known treasures from the Fitzwilliam Museum’s outstanding collection, this exhibition in the Octagon Gallery is from 31 July to 11 November 2018. It celebrates exquisitely...

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Textiles of the Middle East and Central Asia: The Fabric of Life

Sunday 29 July 2018

Publication of this book precedes the opening of the British Museum’s new Albukhary Foundation Gallery of the Islamic World, at the end of October 2018. A selection of the garments and textiles...

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Newcomb Pottery at Crab Tree Farm, Lake Bluff, Illinois

Friday 20 July 2018

The American and British Arts and Crafts collections at Crab Tree Farm, visited by the Decorative Arts Society in 2007, are housed in several beautifully restored or specially created buildings...

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Weaving New Worlds: William Morris Gallery

Wednesday 04 July 2018

The William Morris Gallery presents an exhibition of contemporary tapestries, ‘Weaving New Worlds’, in Walthamstow, East London, from 16 June to 23 September 2018. The works by 16 artists from...

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Art of The Four

Thursday 07 June 2018

In dealing with a group of artists – Mackintosh, Margaret and Frances Macdonald, and Herbert MacNair regarded as the initiators of ‘the Glasgow Style’ – Billcliffe set himself the complex task of...

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Tuesday 29 May 2018

Vienna is always a city worth visiting, but during 2018 there are several exhibitions that might be an additional draw for members of the Decorative Arts Society. These include two shows at the...

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Friday 11 May 2018

An Acquisition Grant from the DAS contributed to the Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge’s purchase of a partial coffee set by the Shelley Potteries, Staffordshire. This iconic ‘Deco’...

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