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  • Old House & Garden Festival

    Portsmouth | Dates: 07 Jun, 2014
    Saturday, June 07, 2014, 12:30pm - 04:30pm

    The gorgeous garden and the many treasures of the outstanding National Historic Landmark Georgian mansion will be highlighted at this year's festival. Featured presentations on garden flora and fauna, garden care, and garden activities of all kinds, as well games and activities for children will take place throughout the site. Watch a flower arranging demonstration, make your own sachet, and purchase wonderful hierloom plants from our garden at the annual Plant Sale. Then enjoy a self-guided tour of the Moffatt-Ladd House where you can talk with experts on object conservation, Portsmouth history, cooking and recipes, hand-loom weaving, and "dressing the 18th century woman."
  • Forum 2014: A Keystone Connection

    Philadelphia | Dates: 16 – 20 Jul, 2014
    FORUM 2014 will bring together the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions’ biennial training program for local preservation boards and commissions with the Statewide Conference on Heritage/Byways to the Past, presented annually by Preservation Pennsylvania and PennDOT.  This unique partnership will offer tours, workshops, and educational sessions about a variety of topics related to design review, cultural resource management, legal issues, and historic preservation planning in urban, suburban and rural settings throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
  • CFP: Building with Light: The Legacy of Robert Elwall (13-14 Nov 2014)

    London | Dates: 31 Jul, 2014

    Call for Papers:  Building with Light: The Legacy of Robert Elwall An International Symposium on Architectural Photography

    13-14 Nov 2014

    Royal Institute of British Architects, 66 Portland Place, W1B 1AD, London

    The RIBA announces an international symposium on architectural photography in conjunction with the first major retrospective of the British architectural photographer Edwin Smith (1912-1971), whose prolific work helped redefine the notion of post-WWII Britishness.

    The symposium will honour the legacy of Robert Elwall (1953-2012), an acclaimed British historian of architectural photography and curator, since 1976, of the RIBA's Photographs Collection that now bears his name. With some million and a half architectural images, the Robert Elwall Photographs Collection is one of the most extensive resources for the study of the influence of photography on architecture and the creative process.

    Interested participants are invited to submit a 300-word abstract, brief biography and a presentation title by no later than 31 July 2014 .

    Please see the website for further details http://www.architecture.com/WhatsOn/November2014/BuildingWithLightTheLegacyOfRobertElwall.aspx

  • Architecture 101: Art Nouveau

    Washington | Dates: 02 Aug, 2014

    Learn about the organic, dynamic forms and curving lines characteristic of the Art Nouveau movement of the 1880s–1920s.

    1.5 LU (AIA)

    $12 Member | $10 Student | $20 Non-member.
    Special Series Pricing for all three lectures: $30 Member | $25 Student | $50 Non-member.

    Prepaid registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability.

    Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Registration is for event planning purposes only and does not guarantee a seat. Online registration for Museum programs closes at midnight the day before the scheduled program.

    Date: Saturday, August 2, 2014 
    Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Happy Birthday Green Mount! Celebrate 175 years of quiet wonder with Wayne Schaumburg

    Baltimore | Dates: 07 Jun, 2014

    Dedicated in 1839, Green Mount Cemetery has served the burial ground for Baltimore’s most famous residents (or in the case of John Wilkes Booth, the most infamous) for 175 years this summer. Join our tour with Baltimore historian and Green Mount expert Wayne Schaumburg this spring. Wayne has been giving tours of Green Mount since 1985 so be prepared to learn a lot about the cemetery and a lot about Baltimore!

    Located on the former estate of merchant Robert Oliver, the cemetery boasts a design and collection of monuments shaped by some of the most talented architects and artists in Baltimore history. Architect Benjamin Latrobe (Baltimore Basilica and U.S. Capitol) designed the early layout of the cemetery, Robert Carey Long, Jr. (Davidge Hall and Lloyd Street Synagogue) designed the entrance gateway, and John Rudolph Niernsee and James Crawford Neilson (Evergreen House) designed the chapel. Memorial sculptures include works by William Henry Rinehart, Hans Schuler, and J. Maxwell Miller. Many famous Baltimorean’s call Green Mount their final resting place: governors Thomas Swan and Theodore McKeldin, philanthropists Johns Hopkins and Enoch Pratt, debutante Betsy Patterson Bonaparte, Generals Henry Warfield and Richard Bowerman, newspaperman Arunah S. Abell, and circus performer Johnny Eck to name but a few. Learn these stories and more on our walking tour!

    Date: June 7, 2014
    Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Cost: $15

  • IFAC International Festival of Art & Construction 2014

    Covarrubia | Dates: 11 – 20 Aug, 2014

    ▼IFAC’14

    It is the acronym of InternatioNal Festival of Art and Construction, it takes place from 11 to 20 August 2014 in Covarrubias, Burgos, (Spain) a medieval village of 627 people. 
    IFAC is a space where exchange creative work and party atmosphere.  300 youngsters from all around the world with some relation to art and architecture whom will live together for 10 days, where debate, work and interchange experiences in a context of analysis and recovery of rural areas.

    ▼ OBJETIVES
                                                                                        
    IFAC is an initiative which’s aim is to:
                                                                                        
    -Support avant-garde artistic and technological creations.
    -Reverse aggressive over-consumption tendencies.
    -Spread and encourage self-sufficient practices.
    -Experience alternative building methods.
    -Exploring and research of ways towards self-sufficiency.
                                                          
    ▼ DYNAMICS
                                                                                        
    The working dynamic has three basic principles:
                                                                                        
    -Practical education: We don’t believe in the knowledge lineal transmision.
    The participants rotation througth the workshops allows them to attend as much as they want,.
    Combining the workshops allow to overcome the barriers of time, place or prejudice.
    -Creative freedom: free expression is encouraged by the free access to all the material and tools.
    This became into espontaneous creations and initiatives, uniques and unpredictables.
    -Collective enrichment: IFAC is an exchange of knowledge and experience.
    In a horizontal atmosphere, each one takes active parto in the workshops decissions, so this build the basics fofr a collective thinking througt the principles of cooperation, integration and dialogue.

    ▼ PROGRAM

    Ifac’14 looks for the integration of disciplines and creative approaches in order to generate participatory experiences of non-formal learning processes, breaking the traditional lineal teaching and learning methods. For this purpose, critical thought, praxis and party environments are combined with a blury border delimiting these fields. Acordingly, there are no student-teachers relationship with rigid schedules, nor preset days to choose a workshop based on the last ID number. This allows participants to attend as many workshops as they want, choose one or several. They are able to rotate, according to their interests..

    ▼ WORKSHOPS

    Among all the Ifac’14 activities, workshops occupy most of the time. They are the core of the work and learning experience. The workshops have participatory methodologies, each one proposes a course of actions that engages participants in decision-making.
    There are four workshops categories with different nature and working dynamics.
    -Constructive ws: Self-sufficient constructions out of natural and traditional techniques with new visions about design and technical implementation.
    -Prototyping: Material and technique explorations knowing the starting point but not always the result.
    -Plastic & audiovisual: They are prototypes which emphasize more plastic or visual aspects.
    -Theoretical: Related to the identity exploitation and the contemporary role of rural areas, they explore and locate the aspects that make up the identity and generated by the operation.
    The participant can choose to attend as many workshops as they want, combine or hybridize to their will. Then each participant makes his own ifac experience. If the number of participants is considerably less than 300, the workshops will be reduced proportionally.

    ▼ EVENTS

    Art instalations, night music concerts, lectures, pechacuchas, yoga, debates, tours & trips, parties, final exhibition…
    There will be at least three parties in order to create a warm atmosphere beyond the purely didactic program. It is a great opportunity for networking and linking between people with similar interests, it will serve us to relax from the long workshops days.

    more info at:  http://www.ifac.me

  • The 29th International Horticultural Congress: Sustaining Lives, Livelihoods and Landscapes

    Brisbane | Dates: 17 – 22 Aug, 2014

    The congress is being hosted by the Australian Society of Horticultural Science, the New Zealand Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Science, and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, under the auspices of the International Society for Horticultural Science.

    • Scientific contribution of more than AUD$10.6 billion to the GDP of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific region.
    • Impact on global export markets for selected products such as kiwifruit, apples, wine, ginger and macadamias.
    • Substantial investment in research, development and marketing by growers and horticultural industry groups.
    • Development of world-class cultivars in apples, grapes, blueberries and kiwifruit.
    • Improved water use efficiency through partial root zone drying technology.
    • Increased export market access through non-chemical disinfestations protocols.
    • Advanced sustainable production systems through Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Integrated Fruit Production (IFP).
    • World-class industry best practice through computerised decision support systems.
    • Innovative application of DNA technologies to horticultural management.
    • Extensive climatic and horticultural diversity.
    • Contributions to the quality of life and lifestyle by providing educational, environmental, economic, social and health benefit

    Horticulture in Australasia has a powerful export focus, which, by necessity, draws on specialist skills such as novel crop development, post-harvest storage and transport, supply chain modelling, marketing, and low-chemical pest and disease control. In addition, proximity to Asia and increasing dependence on Asian markets has led to continuing innovation as growers switch to tropical fruit or Asian vegetable production. The unique Australasian flora provides new species to world markets hungry for novelty. The region has a sizeable investment in research on sustainable production systems. Our products have long been regarded as ‘clean and green’; well before the growing emphasis on food safety and nutritional composition.

  • 2014 World Green Infrastructure Congress

    Sydney | Dates: 07 – 10 Oct, 2014

    The World Green Infrastructure Network(WGIN) has an international membership of 17 countries, holding bi-annual Congresses to promote urban greening, greenroofs & living facades as one solution to mitigating the impacts of climate change, improving building energy efficiency and reconnecting urban populations with nature.

    Green Roofs Australasia(GRA) will host the Congress at the Australian Technology Park in the heart of beautiful Sydney. The Congress will present the latest global research; best practice projects; Green Infrastructure Technology Expo; USA training workshops by accredited lecturers; Sydney eco-tours and post congress travel packages in Australia and New Zealand.

    Green Infrastructure incorporating vegetation technologies is a rapidly expanding industry and GRA will present global leaders to share experience, research data, technology developments; future direction, policy incentives and education during the four day congress.

    Join our free membership to stay informed about the Congress details via the newsletter.

    Regards

    Matthew Dillon (GRA President; WGIN Board member)

    2014 WORLD GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE CONGRESS Prospectus

  • 5th International Symposium on Landscape and Urban Horticulture: Horticulture, Landscape and Green Architecture

    Brisbane | Dates: 17 – 24 Aug, 2014

    It is with great pleasure, that we invite you to attend the 5th International Symposium on Landscape and Urban Horticulture which is to be held August 17th-24th, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia as part of the 29th International Horticultural Congress (IHC2014). IHC2014 will include many symposia and workshops that not only relate to the landscape and urban horticulture industry but also to the wider horticultural industry, food production and environmental/amenity horticulture.

    The Symposium theme is "Horticulture, Landscape and Green Architecture". It addresses topics that include innovative approaches in landscape and urban horticulture, especially in transitional economies, the management of urban horticulture landscapes and issues of contemporary urbanism. Academics, scholars, scientists, researchers, executives, consultants, government officers, graduate students and industry leaders are invited to participate in the sharing of research-based information within the field of landscape and urban horticulture.

    We invite paper and poster presentations which address the risks, challenges, opportunities and solutions on one or more than one of the following thematic areas:

    • Building: Green architecture/history/design/contemporary urbanism in landscape and urban horticulture
    • Management: Sustainable management/maintenance/practices in landscape and urban horticulture
    • Reflection and Education: Research/teaching/extension/consultancy in landscape and urban horticulture.

    We also welcome papers that discuss recent advances more generally in any of the following topics:

    • Historical perspectives and biographies associated with landscape and urban horticulture
    • Landscape and urban horticulture in the transitional economies
    • The role of industry in education and training/research and extension in landscape and urban horticulture
    • Skills acquisition and the career opportunities in landscape and urban horticulture, and
    • The application and impact of landscape and urban horticulture projects along the shores of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans of the World.

    In connection with this symposium will be a workshop on the efficient use of water for urban landscaping

  • Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Makes 30,000+ Images Free to Download

    Dates: 03 Jun, 2014
    The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa is pleased to announce there are now over 30,000 images downloadable, for free, in the highest resolution we have them. You can search for and download them at Te Papa's Collections Online http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/

    17,000 images are have no known copyright restrictions so are downloadable for any use, free of charge. Another 14,000 images are available under a Creative Commons licence CC BY-NC-ND<http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/>.

    We hope that by making these images available for reuse, we are empowering people to use images of the collection in teaching and learning, research, innovation and new forms of creativity.

    Visit the Te Papa website http://www.tepapa.govt.nz.
  • CFP: Making Room for Order (Kalmar, 2-3 Oct 14)

    Kalmar | Dates: 21 Jun, 2014

    Making Room for Order: Court Ordinances as a Source for Understanding Space at Early Modern Princely Residences

    One of the obvious sources when analysing how space was used at early modern royal residences are court ordinances. These are however far from as clear-cut as they may seem. In several instances we can see how a world of order emerges that can easily be an illusion. Court ordinances are thus a rich material to use, but a source that poses a number of important methodological questions.

    The Kalmar meeting is conceived as a methodological workshop.

    Speakers will be asked to prepare material for discussion in advance.

    This material may comprise excerpts of one or several court ordinances, or a selection of similar texts that raise pertinent issues, if possible combined with one or more plans of the residences in question.

    This material will be made available for open access on the PALATIUM website, together with the abstracts of the papers, two months prior to the workshop. During the workshop speakers will give a short paper to present the selected material, followed by discussion.

    Workshop participants will have the opportunity to visit Kalmar Castle and Borgholm Castle.

    Abstracts should be limited to 300 words, and should be headed with the applicant’s name, his or her professional affiliation, and the title of the paper. All abstracts must be in English, which will be the working language of the workshop, and the language in which papers will be delivered. All papers will be maximum 20 minutes in length. This should be borne in mind when writing your abstract. Abstracts should define the subject and summarize the questions to be raised in the proposed paper.

    With the abstract please submit a one‐page curriculum vitae, with your full contact details, including an e‐mail address.

    Send your proposal by e‐mail to the workshop chair,

    Dr Fabian Persson (fabian.persson@lnu.se), with a copy to the PALATIUM coordinator Dr Pieter Martens (pieter.martens@asro.kuleuven.be).

    Only one submission per author will be accepted. All applications will be held in confidence during the selection process.

  • Ecological Landscape Design

    Wellesley | Dates: 12 Jun, 2014

    Beautiful and environmentally sustainable residential landscapes integrate the gardener’s aesthetic vision with the dynamics of a site’s natural systems. Landscape architect Ann Kearsley will explain how to assess your property’s ecological condition and develop more sustainable garden layouts and planting strategies. Using case studies of projects from her own practice, Ann will illustrate some of the basic principles of ecological landscape design including site analysis, developing planting plans based on plant communities, supporting healthy soils, integrating stormwater management and increasing bio-diversity in your own corner of the planet.

    Ann Kearsley RLA, MLAUD is a registered landscape architect and urban designer with over 30 years experience designing and building landscapes for institutions, communities and individuals. She is the owner and principal of Ann Kearsley Design, with offices in Cambridge, MA and Portland, ME. Her work ranges from private residential gardens to public parks and large-scale master planning. She holds masters degrees in both landscape architecture and urban design from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and teaches at the Landscape Institute of the Boston Architectural College. Learn more about Ann and her work at Ann Kearsley Design.

    Lecture Fee $10 members; $15 non-members

  • Historic Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds Tour

    Newton | Dates: 12 Jun, 2014

    Celebrate the 185th anniversary of the Massachusetts Horticultural Society's charter on June 12!

    Meet with fellow tourists at the Durant-Kenrick House at 286 Waverley Avenue in Newton, MA. Mass Hort has organized a field trip to Historic Newton's latest attraction and home to William Kenrick, one of the founding members of the Mass Hort Society. Mass Hort Librarian, Maureen Horn will give a brief presentation on the life and work of William Kenrick. Afterward, Sarah Cole, the House's Museum Educator will lead a tour of the woodland estate. 

    Program fees also include light refreshments and a self-guided tour of the historically furnished house. Come discover this home, built in 1734, and it's rich, American history.

    $10 per registrant

  • Introduction to Bronze Casting Workshop

    Astoria | Dates: 09 Aug, 2014

    Class: Introduction to Bronze Casting at the Barbey Maritime Center
    Instructor: Sam Johnson
    Duration: Two days
    Date: August 9-10
    Time: 9:00 – 5:00 each day
    Tuition: $35 for CRMM members/ $65 for non-members
    Materials cost: $85
    Class size: 10

    Description: Learn how to make patterns of simple boat parts, sculptures, door handles or other architectural elements. Then mold them in sand, and cast them in molten bronze. Students will learn how to make their own basic furnace and foundry tools, pour hot metal, and finish off the castings using a variety of hand and power tools.

    Skill level: Beginner

    Tools needed: Basic hand woodworking tools (if a pattern needs to be made.)

  • 53rd Annual Seminar on Glass: René Lalique: Enchanted by Glass

    Corning | Dates: 17 – 18 Oct, 2014

    53rd Annual Seminar on Glass
    René Lalique: Enchanted by Glass
    October 17–18, 2014

    This year's Annual Seminar on Glass focuses on the life, works, and legacy of the master French artist and designer, René Lalique.

    Seminar will feature lectures and live demonstrations focused around the topics represented in the Museum's 2014 major exhibitions, René Lalique: Enchanted by Glass and Designing for a New Century: Works on Paper by Lalique and his Contemporaries, May 17, 2014 — December 4, 2015. These unique exhibitions will bring together over 200 objects, jewelry, production molds, period photographs, trade catalogs, and design drawings by René Lalique (French, 1860 — 1945) and his contemporaries, dating from about 1893 to Lalique’s death in 1945. The exhibitions will explore how Lalique’s aesthetic choices in his designs informed the styles of Art Nouveau and Art Deco in France and how the objects that he created have become iconic reflections of these periods.

    Seminar speakers include: Gail Bardhan, Dr. Lennart Booij, Regan Brumagen, Véronique Brumm, Nicholas Dawes, Kelley Elliott, Elizabeth Everton, Stephen Harrison, Christie Mayer Lefkowith, Amie McNeel, Anne-Marie Quette, Dr. Stefanie Walker, and Dr. Karol Wright.

    Seminarians will have an opportunity to create their own memento by pressing their own glass medallion (included in price of Seminar). 

  • Architect as Patron: Zajfen in Laguna Beach

    Laguna Beach | Dates: 26 Jul, 2014

    Architect as Patron is heading to the beach! The series—which focuses on issues and opportunities that designers face when building their own homes—goes to Laguna Beach on July 26th. Join us to experience stunning views from the lyrical home created by L. Paul Zajfen, FAIA, RIBA. Nestled in a hillside, this sustainable house blurs the line between inside and outside, lifts one’s spirits, and connects you to nature, the ocean, and the sky. 

    Zajfen, a design principal at LA-based CO Architects, took a simple, volumetric approach to the design, exploring the transparency of the volumes, and how the building elements frame space and views that exploit the potential of the site. The steel-framed, multi-level home is broken into two masses, with the living room element pulled apart as a pavilion connected by a bridge to the kitchen/dining room element. Separating these two creates an outdoor courtyard surrounded by living spaces. The living room seen from the courtyard appears to be floating in space. 

    Designed to minimize energy consumption, the home’s large glass walls enable both natural lighting and ventilation, eliminating the need for artificial lighting (during the day) and cooling. All the west-facing window walls have sensor-controlled motorized exterior sunshades that block 86% of solar radiation, while maintaining views. Photovoltaic and solar hot water panels are located at the highest roof. The flat roofs are planted with succulents in a design pattern that connects them to the hillside contours when viewed from within.

    The transparent layers of interior and exterior space create an atmosphere that evokes a sensation of spatial generosity, visual stimulus, and peace. “The house establishes a precedent in Laguna Beach for designing an appropriate, contextual, and sustainable dwelling,” says Zajfen. “Quite simply, it feels wonderful to be in this house.” Join us, and find out for yourself

    Architect as Patron: Zajfen in Laguna Beach—July 26, 2014; 2-4PM; $15 each for SAH/SCC Life and Patron Members; reservations required; space is limited; seating will be made available to general membership should the opportunity arise, on a first-come first-served basis; registration—see order form on Page 6, call 800.972.4722, or waiting list—email info@sahscc.org.

  • The LA Forum Presents: Linear City and The Big Atlas of L.A. Pools

    Los Angeles | Dates: 19 Jun – 02 Aug, 2014
    June 19 – August 2, 2014
    Opening Reception: Thursday, June 19, 7 to 10 pm (free and open to the public)
    LA Forum Events @ WUHO Gallery
    6518 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028
    Gallery Hours: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, noon to 5 pm

    The LA Forum’s summer exhibition features the work of Lane Barden and Benedikt Groß & Joseph K. Lee to illustrate two distinct ways of seeing our sun-drenched metropolis through infrastructure, water resources, and habitat. Linear City and The Big Atlas of L.A. Pools will be on view at WUHO Gallery in Hollywood June 19 through August 3, 2014 with an opening reception on Thursday, June 19.

    Los Angeles-based photographer Lane Barden captures the entire length of the L.A. River, the Alameda Corridor railroad trench, and Wilshire Boulevard in Linear City. The fifty-foot-long aerial image operates as evidence of an alternate urbanism. His photographic fieldwork records the dynamic qualities of the city’s infrastructure as it cuts through the urban fabric.

    Speculative and computational designer Benedikt Groß (Stuttgart, Germany) in collaboration with cartographer/geographer Joseph K. Lee (San Francisco Bay Area) deploy geo-mapping techniques in The Big Atlas of L.A. Pools to remotely document the synthetic oasis of backyard swimming pools. Their work utilizes databases and digitally generated images from secondhand sources. By bringing a crowdsourced publicness to the domestic sphere, the self-proclaimed “army of two” tests the emerging role of non-domain research to display Angelino’s perverse resistance to native ecologies.

    Each crafts a remarkable visual survey that juxtaposes the generally unremarkable and often overlooked with the overwhelming and too-big-to-figure-out spatial qualities of this illusive metropolis’s domestic and urban landscapes.

    Paired in the gallery, the work by these artists through entirely different methodologies and representation provokes questions about the role of design in relationship to urbanity, infrastructure, and ecology.

    Exhibition Sponsors:
    The Friends of the Los Angeles River
    Linear City Development LLC
    Weldon Color Lab

  • Photography and Modern Architecture in Spain

    Madrid | Dates: 03 Jun – 07 Sep, 2014
    Photography and Modern Architecture in Spain, 1925-1965. This exhibition, staged at the Museo ICO and included on the Official Section of the PHotoEspaña Festival, reappraises the disciplinary role of photography in the context of Spanish modern architecture.
  • A Walk Through Time: Tour the Mansions of Historic Prairie Avenue!

    Chicago | Dates: 08 Jun, 2014

    Sunday June 8, 2014
    1:00 to 4:00pm
    Tour begins in the Glessner House Museum coach house
    $50 per person / $45 for museum members
    Reservations suggested to 312.326.1480

    This very special tour, the annual benefit for Glessner House Museum, presents attendees with the rare opportunity to visit the interiors of several historic homes along Prairie Avenue.  Visitors will be treated to a breath-taking array of beautifully carved wood moldings, leaded glass windows, and fireplaces in elaborate tile, mosaic, and marble.  The Glessner and Clarke House Museums are also included on the tour as well as historic Second Presbyterian Church, with its important arts and crafts interior and collection of windows including nine by Tiffany and two by William Morris.  Following the tour, attendees are invited to return to the coach house of the museum for a reception and silent auction, featuring theatre tickets, Chicago memorabilia, collectibles, architectural fragments, and other items of interest.

  • William Morris: Textiles and Wallpaper

    New York | Dates: 03 Feb – 20 Jul, 2014
    William Morris (1834–1896) is acknowledged as the leader of the British Arts and Crafts movement of the second half of the nineteenth century. His enterprise, originally founded as Morris, Marshall, Faulkner, and Company in 1861, became Morris & Company in 1875. They produced a variety of decorative arts, with textiles and wallpapers comprising a large portion of their artistic output. In 1923, the Metropolitan acquired the institution's first examples from the oeuvre of Morris & Company, and a selection of these are shown in this installation. According to the printed company logo on the selvages, the printed textiles bought that year were produced after Morris & Company moved to Hanover Square, London, in 1917. Like the printed textiles, the wallpapers and the woven fabrics were probably produced later than their original design date, attesting to their perennial appeal.