Glenn Adamson: Affective Objects - The Re-Invention Of Craft

The National College of Art & Design with The Crafts Council of Ireland, and Irish Ceramics in Education present a Keynote Lecture by Glenn Adamson

Affective Objects:The Re-Invention Of Craft
Wednesday February 2nd at The Harry Clarke Lecture Theatre in NCAD at 1.30pm.

Dr Adamson is Head of Graduate Studies and Deputy Head of Research at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. He holds a PhD from Yale University, and was previously Curator at the Chipstone Foundation in Milwaukee. He has written and edited several books on 20th century art, craft and design. In 2003 he completed a major monographic exhibition at the Milwaukee Art Museum entitled Industrial Strength Design: How Brooks Stevens Shaped Your World, and published a book of the same title to accompany the exhibition.

His curatorial work at the V&A includes the forthcoming exhibition Postmodernism (2011) and consultation and contribution to Out of the Ordinary: Spectacular Craft (2007). Glenn has written exhibition catalogue essays for museums including Cranbrook Art Museum, the Museum of Arts and Design, and the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland.

He has also published articles and reviews in The Journal of Design History, Studies in the Decorative Arts, Furniture Studio, Ceramic Review, American Craft and Crafts Magazine. He is co-founder and editor, with Tanya Harrod and Edward S. Cooke, Jr., of the tri-annual Journal of Modern Craft (Berg Publishers). His current research includes a reassessment of deskilling, division of labour, and stylistic eclecticism between 1750 and 1850.

Booking is advisable: Contact Marion Lynch at or 01-636-4261

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02 February 2011


The National College of Art and Design, 100 Thomas Street, Dublin 8

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Marion Lynch

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