Mid-Century Modern Design in the National Collection
18:00 to 19:00 on 30 April 2020
Learn about the textiles, jewellery, and furniture that define Mid-Century Modern style with curators from the National Museum of Scotland.
Modernist design emerged in the early 20th century as a response to changes in technology and society. Simplified, clean lines replaced ornamentation, and new materials were embraced across the decorative arts.
With a particular focus on British and Nordic design and influence, curators from the National Museum of Scotland explore the textile and fashion innovations of Bernat Klein, the jewellery design of Dorothy Hogg and Bjorn Weckström, and the furniture created by Ernest Race among others. Discover how Modern design came about, and why it has endured throughout the decades.
Tickets £12, includes entry to Mid-Century Modern: Art & Design from Conran to Quant until 6pm on the day of the event.
About the Speakers from the National Museum of Scotland
Lisa Mason is Assistant Curator, Modern and Contemporary Design, with a particular focus on fashion and textiles c.1900 – present. Mason is also interested in smart textiles and sustainable design.
Sarah Rothwell is Curator of Modern and Contemporary Design with particular research interest in Nordic and British Modernist Jewellery Design, Glass and Jewellery, 20th century European Art and Design, and the integration and interpretation of historical collections by working artists and makers.
Carys Wilkins is Assistant Curator, Modern and Contemporary Design, focussed on modern and contemporary collections with a special interest in furniture and product design circa 1900 – present, and design anthropology.
Every ticket sold supports the work of The Dovecot Foundation to advance visual art, craft and design in all its forms.
Image: Art & Design Galleries at National Museum of Scotland. Credit National Museum of Scotland