CONF Jun 6, 2023

Dresser Fest 2023 (London, 30 Jun-2 Jul 23)

The Art Workers' Guild, London / Christopher Dresser Society, Jun 30–Jul 2, 2023
Registration deadline: Jun 23, 2023

Becca Goodrum

Dresser Fest 2023, a three-day festival celebrating the life and work of Christopher Dresser.

Welcome Address by Chairwoman of The Christopher Dresser Society, Linda Polley.
Keynote Address by Max Donnelly, Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Presentations by:
Wayne Mason, Mason & Wolf Wallpaper, New Jersey
Becca Goodrum, Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, Colorado
Alison Brown, Glasgow Museums, Scotland
Clive Manison, Freelance Researcher


Friday 30 June 2023
Afternoon: Private Tours / Study sessions at the Victoria & Albert Museum, limited to 45 participants

Saturday 1 July 2023
Symposium at The Art Workers' Guild, London

9:30-10:00 Registration-Coffee / Tea, Biscuits

10:00-10:15 Welcome Address: Linda Polley-Chairwoman, The Christopher Dresser Society

10:15-11:00 Keynote Address: 'Truth, Beauty, Power': Christopher Dresser and his Principles of Decorative Design by Max Donnelly-Victoria & Albert Museum, London

11:00-11:45 The American Impact of Christopher Dresser's 'Principles of Decorative Design: Wayne Mason-Mason & Wolf Wallpaper, New Jersey

11:45-12:00 Morning Session Q&A

12:00-13:15 Lunch

13:15-14:00 Three Degrees of Separation: Christopher Dresser to Frank Lloyd Wright: Becca Goodrum-Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, Colorado

14:00-14:45 'Principles of Design' and teaching at the Glasgow School of Art during the Directorship of Frances Newbury: Alison Brown-Glasgow Museums, Scotland

14:45-15:30 Sixty-Six Clareteens in Search of a Designer: Clive Manison-Freelance Researcher

15:30-16:00 Coffee / Tea, Biscuits

16:00-16:30 Panel Questions and Answers

16:30-16:45 Closing Remarks: Linda Polley

19:00 Evening Meal

*for both lunch and evening meals the organizers have identified suitable local establishments where attendees can purchase food or drink.

To book please email with subject line "Dresser Fest 2023 Booking." Please provide your name and contact details.
Fee: £30

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