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Start date: 25/04/2019 - SGS Stroud
End date: 13/06/2019
Duration: 7 weeks, 2.5 hours

Day(s): Thursday
Course length: 7 weeks, 2.5 hours
Qualifications: None
Cost: £99

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Lectures: History of Decorative Art & Design: Part 3 with Jacq Barber

Part time course

About the Course

If you’re fascinated by the history of art and antiques, this is the course for you.  Find out how objects have shaped our lives, the influences of culture, society and technology on the way things look and discover more about the great designers of the past, from William Morris to Mary Quant.  During this course, we’ll cover 300 years in the history of design and decorative arts, from Rococo to Rock and Roll, the Picturesque to Punk and we’ll look in detail at key developments and events such as the Arts and Crafts movement, Modernism and Post-Modernism, the Great Exhibition and the Festival of Britain. The lectures are delivered in three term parts, but are stand-alone courses that do not need to be followed sequentially.

What will I learn?

New - tbc

How will the course be delivered?

Seven part seminar/lecture programme - sessions take place at the Museum in the Park on Thursday mornings 10.00 to 12.30. Each session consists of a lecture with discussion throughout.   Where possible, objects relevant to the theme of each lecture, are brought along to look at and discuss.

Reading lists and suggested places to visit are also provided.

How will I know how I am doing?

This is an informal lecture and discussion group 

Do I need any experience?

This course is aimed at anyone who has already completed Jacq's first or second History of Design course, but you can study this as a stand-alone course.

What do I need to bring to my first class?

Just yourself and a notepad if you want to take notes.

Are there any extra costs?


What can I do next?

Try our Modern Art History lectures, or another leisure course.

About the lecturer

Jacq Barber is a freelance writer and lecturer with a particular interest in British design  from the late Victorian period to the post war years. She has a first-class honours degree in the History of Design from Brighton University and a post graduate MA from the Royal College of Art/V&A course in the History of Design. She has worked for Bonhams auctioneers, the V&A and, more recently, the National Trust.  She has published a book for the National Trust about garden design.


History of Design and Decorative Arts part two - Sessions are delivered at the Museum in the Park. (Parts one, two and three of this course, can also be attended as stand-alone courses and it is not required to attend them sequentially)

Lecture 1 TBC


Dates & Costs

Lectures: History of Decorative Art & Design: Part 3 with Jacq Barber

Start date: 25/04/2019
End date: 13/06/2019
Duration: 7 weeks, 2.5 hours
Course length: 7 weeks, 2.5 hours
Time(s): 10am-12:30pm
Qualifications: None

Cost: £99

Start End Time Campus
25/04/2019 13/06/2019 10am-12:30pm SGS Stroud