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DateLecture
14 February 2019A Decorative Art: the History of Wallpapers
17 January 2019Big Ben
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15 November 2018Treasures of the Turf: the fine and decorative arts of horseracing
18 October 2018Historic Graffiti - the hidden story of the hopes, fears and desires of a nation
20 September 2018The art of the steal: Nazi looting during World War II
21 June 2018Wilfred Owen and his contemporaries: poetry, art and music
17 May 2018Making a Stand - Sporting Architecture: List it or Lose it?
19 April 2018The Botanic Gardens of London before Kew
15 March 2018Edward Burne-Jones: Painting Angels
15 February 2018The Vienna Secession, 1918-2018: Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele
18 January 2018Celebrating the Royal Academy of Arts: 250th Anniversary - 1768-2018
07 December 2017The Tragic Beauty of Ice
16 November 2017“A View from the Plinth”: a critical look at public sculpture
19 October 2017 King George III: “the most cultured monarch”, art collector and friend of America
21 September 2017Mr. Langshaw’s Square Piano: how the first pianos initiated a cultural revolution.
15 June 2017The Silver Thread: Silver Filigree and Traditional Arts in Kosovo
18 May 2017Up to a Point - Pyramids in Britain and Ireland
20 April 2017Mille Miglia – Cars and Culture
16 March 20171937: One Hell of a Year in Art
16 February 2017Artists and Espionage: The Lawn Road Flats NW3
19 January 2017The Role of the Royal Mistress in History

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A Decorative Art: the History of Wallpapers Jo Banham Thursday 14 February 2019

This lecture explores the history and development of wallpapers from the 16th century to the present day.  Examples of beautiful patterns – reflecting changes in tastes, fashions and technology - are taken from both very grand and more ordinary interiors.  Jo aims to prove that wallpaper design can truly be considered a decorative art.

The Society's Annual General Meeting will begin at 10.30 am, and the lecture will follow at 11 am.  Coffee will be available before the start of the AGM.

We meet in the Centennial Suite, Weston Homes Community Stadium, United Way, Colchester CO4 5UP.