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Evoluon, Eindhoven, 1968

Evoluon, Eindhoven, 1968

Science and technology exhibition, Evoluon, Eindhoven, 1968
UoB Design Archives

Mural in the Furnished Room, Britain Can Make It, V&A, London, 1946
UoB Design Archives

Sketch of exhibition layout,
National Museum of Natural Science, Taiwan, 1986-88
UoB Design Archives

Tea Bar, Britain Can Make It, V&A, London, 1946
UoB Design Archives

Interior view,
National Museum of Natural Science, Taiwan, 1986-88
UoB Design Archives

Construction of exhibition space,
Britain Can Make It, V&A, London, 1946
UoB Design Archives

Interior view,
National Museum of Natural Science, Taiwan, 1986-88
UoB Design Archives

President Ford, Robert Staples, and Barbara Fahs Charles
with model of the "Levitating White House," for the Ford Museum, 1980
Staples & Charles

Sketch of Australia section,
Commonwealth Institute, London, c. 1961
UoB Design Archives

Fashions Hall, Britain Can Make It, V&A, London, 1946
UoB Design Archives

Gallery view of The Senster,
Evoluon, Eindhoven, 1968
UoB Design Archives

Installation view, Photography and the City,
Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, 1968
Staples & Charles

General view
Evoluon, Eindhoven, 1968
UoB Design Archives

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Panel 11: Orientalism and empire

Panel 11: Orientalism and empire

Solmaz Kive (University of Oregon, US)
Decorated otherness: the making of the Oriental Courts at the South Kensington Museum

This presentation discusses the creation of the Oriental Court at the South Kensington Museum in terms of its role in framing non-European objects in this early decorative art museum. The South Kensington Museum (today’s V&A) was originally established by the Department of Practical Art in 1852. more…

Yannick Le Pape (Musée d’Orsay, France)
“Yet undecided”: features and failures of Assyrian exposure in the age of European imperialism

Throughout the 19th century, Assyrian artefacts were appreciated by European collectors and museum curators. Until the official excavations by Botta and Layard in the 1840s, little was known about these “miscellaneous objects” (as auctioneers of the time termed them). more…

Samuel Aylett (Open University, UK)
Designing imperial London at the Museum of London, 1976

My paper will examine how the design strategies responsible for the layout and spatial arrangements of the 1976 permanent galleries at the Museum of London shaped the historical interpretation, and in particular the place and value of empire within the Museum’s history of the development of London. more…

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