I've been finding traces of the original owner between the pages of these 1920s - 1950s art and design magazines.
I'm spending time under lockdown with an extraordinary collection of 1920s - 1950s art and design magazines.
A BBC documentary, Secrets of British Animation, shines a light on the experimental animations made by Len Lye and Lotte Reiniger for the GPO during the 1930s.
Inspired by a new exhibition of Japanese Red Cross posters at New York’s Poster House, this post explores how interwar posters were used to shape public behaviour.
This weekend I shared my research into WWII factory canteen concerts at the ‘Play and its Potential Publics’ symposium at the Institute of Advanced Studies, UCL.
Revolutionary Red Tape is a four-year research project funded by the British Academy and led by Dr Emma West. It explores how pioneering public servants, artists and administrators worked to increase public access to the arts in modern Britain. I'll be sharing research, news and updates on this blog as I go along.