The following research seminars histed by the V&A/RCA Joint Course in the History of Design may be of interest to you.
Merry Christmas - David Crowley
Thursday 10th January
'The question of design in the wallpaper manufactures in Paris at the beginning of the 19th century.'
Christine Velut (ENS, Paris)
Thursday 17th January
'Das Altdeutsche Zimmer. Late 19th century issues in the definition of interior design.'
Stefan Muthesius (UEA)
Thursday 24th January
'Symbolic order and the urban pastoral: reflections on New York City's Central Park.'
Matthew Gandy (UCL)
Thursday 31st January
Daniel Robins (curator Linley Sambourne House) will speak on the current redevelopment and display plans for the Linley Sambourne House.
Thursday 7th February
Thursday 14th February
'Cosmopolitan Modernity. Everyday Imaginaries and the Allure of Difference.'
Mica Nava (University of East London)
Thursday 21st February
'Khrushchev in Wonderland: The Pioneer Palace in Moscow, 1958-1962.'
Susan Reid (University of Sheffield)
Thursday 28th February
'"Jet-Set Casanovas": Masculinity, Hedonism and Consumption in 1950s America'.
Bill Osgerby (University of North London)
SPRING TERM, 2001
The seminar meets weekly on Thursdays during term at 4.00 pm in the Victoria and Albert Museum. It takes place in V&A/RCA Course Seminar Room 2, which is in the premises of the Museum's Research Department. Access to Course Seminar Room 2 is via the entrance to the Research Department, opposite the Metalwork Department offices. To get there, go to the top of the staircase decorated with ceramic tiles that leads from the Italian Renaissance Gallery (Room 11) on level A past the Silver Gallery (Room 70a) on level B. All those with a research interest in the field are welcome. Admission to the Museum is now free. Allow at least five minutes to get to Course Seminar Room 2 from the Museum entrances.
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