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Other events of interest external to the Society

Note that these events are not connected with ACMS and the details may have changed, please confirm the details with the event organiser before travelling.

CFA Voysey Society study day

Charles Holden's Senate House at the University of LondonAGM and study day at Senate House, London

Saturday 22nd September 2018

The Society will be holding its first study day on Saturday 22 September at Charles Holden's Senate House at the University of London. Non-members are invited to attend. We plan to tackle different aspects of Voysey's work under two themes: Beyond architecture and Links and connections.

The session leaders will be Gavin Henderson (archivist at the John Lewis Heritage Centre), Julie Flower (our Treasurer), David Cole (author of The art and architecture of C.F.A.Voysey), Diane Haigh (author of Baillie Scott: the artistic house), Catherine Sidwell (member of our Council) and Wendy Hitchmough (our Vice-President and author of C.F.A. Voysey).

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Artist's Studio Museum Network

Artist's Studio Museum Network logoA network and website to showcase European museums based in artists’ former homes and studios now features over 100 museums.

Initiated by Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village and funded by the Tavalozza Foundation and the Heritage Lottery Fund, The Artist’s Studio Museum Network aims to raise the profile of artist’s studio museums and their collections. There are currently over 100 museums included, representing 20 European countries.

There is a particularly strong representation from Arts and Crafts interiors, with participating museums including: Leighton House, London, home of the great Victorian academic painter Frederic, Lord Leighton (1830-1896) and site of the famous ‘Arab Hall’.
Limnerslease, image © Watts Gallery
Limnerslease, at Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village, where Leighton’s friend GF Watts worked during the winter months; three sites associated with writer and designer William Morris (1834-1896) and the Victorian family home that became a studio for Morris’s friend Emery Walker (1851-1933).

David Parr House
David Parr House, image © David Parr House
More unusual is David Parr House, Cambridge, an unassuming terrace where Parr – an ‘artist painter’ employed by day at the decorative firm F R Leach - created his own luxury arts and crafts interiors, including hand-painted wall decorations, Gothic carvings and stained glass.

These UK arts and crafts house-museums now join an international network of artists’ studios, many with similarly spectacular interiors, as at Millesgården, Lidingö - where the Swedish sculptor Carl Milles (1875-1955) established a studio and sculpture garden - and the Rembrandt House, Amsterdam, whose purchase in 1639 would eventually drive Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) into debt.
Rembrandt House, Amsterdam
Rembrandt House, Amsterdam, image © Rembrandthuis

All are ready for exploration at
Kelmscott Manor
Kelmscott Manor, image © Kelmscott Manor

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