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Young Poland and the Arts and Crafts Movement: A New Perspective

25 June 2021

19:00 -20:30

As part of the international research and exhibition project Young Poland: An Arts and Crafts Movement, 1890-1918, the William Morris Gallery and the National Musem in Krakow has teamed up with the Polish Cultural Institute to present a series of mini-talks about the parallels between the British and Polish Arts and Crafts Movements with respect to architecture and interior design. The event will be chaired by Jeremy Melvin, curator World Architecture Festival and visiting professor at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL.

Event programme:
(Talk 1): Professor Andrzej Szczerski, Young Poland Project Curator and Co-Editor
Reception of British design in Poland at the turn of the 19th century

(Talk 2): Roisin Inglesby, Young Poland Project Curator
Overview of British Arts ad Crafts architecture in London

(Talk 3): Anna Wende-Surmiak, Director of The Tatra Museum in Zakopane
Introduction to the Zakopane Style in architecture and interior decoration, and a case study of the recent capital renovation project of listed Zakopane Style houses

(Talk 4): Julia Griffin, Young Poland Project Curator and Co-Editor
A case study of Karol Kłosowski's artist's studio house at Silent Villa, Zakopane - a Total Work of Art and an Arts and Crafts house

(Talk 5): Dr Nicholas Tromans, Art Historian Specialising in 19th-century British Art.
The Problem with Pictures in the Arts and Crafts Interior

(Talk 6): Message from Lucy Clark, Commissioning Editor at Lund Humphries about Young Poland

Each talk will last approximately 10-15 min. The panel will be followed by the Q&A.

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In partnership with the William Morris Gallery in London and the National Museum in Krakow and Lund Humphries.


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Image: Architectural model of the House Under the Firs made for the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1900 Tatra Museum / The Tatra Museum in Zakopane

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