Centre for Design History

1923 view of Royal Academy exhibition chronicle

Report | Exhibition Histories and Digital Experience

Hajra Williams, PhD candidate, discusses a stimulating University of Brighton workshop exploring exhibition histories. To celebrate the Centre for Design History’s new Museums, Archives and Exhibitions research strand and to mark the end of the first year of the Centre’s Exhibition Histories Reading Group, a session was convened at the University on 24 June 2019…

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Reconfiguring Relations: Britain and the Bauhaus at Tate Britain

image credit: (fragment) Ben Nicholson OM, June 1937 (painting) 1937. Tate. © Angela Verren Taunt 2019. All rights reserved, DACS   On 18th October 2019, Centre for Design History researcher Dr Harriet Atkinson presented research related to her AHRC Leadership Fellow’s project ‘”The Materialisation of Persuasion”: Modernist Exhibitions in Britain for Propaganda and Resistance, 1933…

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What is Curating?

Wendy Marshall, MA Curating Collections and Heritage student, describes a recent roundtable on a slippery term. On 26 September 2019, MA Curating Collections and Heritage students were invited to a round table discussion, chaired by Dr Claire Wintle, and supported by the Centre for Design History under its Museums, Archives, Exhibitions research strand.  Keen to…

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Rebel Networks: Histories of Life Reform

Dr Annebella Pollen reports back from a workshop at University of Strathclyde that brought together academics interested in histories of the new age. The years immediately preceding and following the First World War witnessed a flourishing of organisations including suffrage societies, workers’ education associations, animal rights campaigns, design and architectural reform bodies, the peace movement,…

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