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I helped out with the Kids in Museums Teen Digital Takeover Day by spending a day working with the De Morgan Foundation’s curator Sarah Hardy, with their exhibition and at their office at the Watts Gallery - Art

AT THE END OF AUGUST, WE WILL OPEN NEW EXHIBITIONS AT ALL THREE DE MORGAN PARTNER GALLERIES. BBB WILL BE ON VIEW AT ALL THREE AS IT IS SUCH A STRONG AND IMPRESSIVE DE MORGAN TILE. WE CELEBRATE IT THIS AUGUST.

You’d be hard pressed to find a corner of this country with as many Arts and Crafts Movement churches and artwork that so few people are aware of.

Barnsley itself is spoilt with museums and fine art collections across the impressive Cooper Gallery, Wentworth Castle and Experience Barnsley, but for those looking for Arts and Crafts movement gems that are a little off the beaten track it is the villages outside this northern town that are of interest.

‘Air-Con, Gloves and Cabbage Leaves: A Look Behind the Paintings’

Volunteer, Megan Stuart, takes a trip to the De Morgan archives to see some more of Evelyn’s drawings

 

On 12th July, The Calouste Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon, Portugal opens its exhibition 'The Rise of Islamic Art'. The De Morgan Foundation have lent two stunning, Islamic-inspired pieces to the exhibition and Curator, Sarah Hardy, tells us why...

 

 

Object of the Month

Gold and Charcoal sketch of grey paper for Gloria in Excelsis (1893) by Evelyn De Morgan

 

Two of Evelyn De Morgan's paintings were star pieces in the recent Watts Gallery exhibition. Dr Tessa Kilgarriff explains why their inclusion was so important to the show.

This month, Sublime Symmetry, our touring exhibition exploring William De Morgan's use of mathematics in his ceramic designs, opens at the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery in Bournemouth.

To celebrate, curator Sarah Hardy has selected one of her favourite pieces from the exhibition as June's Object of the Month.

With a generous donation from the Derek Hill Foundation, the De Morgan Foundation was recently able to conserve some wonderful De Morgan ceramics which will now enter our handling collection so they can be enjoyed close-up by our school groups and visitors.

Our conservator, Bouke De Vries, explains the complex process of conserving De Morgan ceramics.

Emma Merkling writes about an exciting new archival find at National Trust’s Wightwick Manor: a list of book titles in a sketchbook from ca. 1877, the first primary evidence of Evelyn De Morgan’s potential intellectual resources.