Ahead of the publication of the Spring Newsletter, details of some the upcoming RFS events are now available on the Events page.
In April members have been invited to visit Tim Phelps Fine Furniture Restoration workshop and the Research in Progress event will take place at Ripon College Cuddesdon, near Oxford in May.
Arrangements for the AGM and conference are underway and the particulars can be seen in full here: Conference and AGM 2015. Please note that the conference will take place on the first weekend in July – slightly earlier than usual.
This year the CASS School of Design is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the ‘The London College of Furniture’ 1964-2014 with an exhibtion. The ‘Then and Now’ exhibition will be open to the public from the 28th November 2014 until 14th January 2015. For further details see here: http://www.thecass.com/news-events/2014/november/london-college-of-furniture-at-50
The Furniture Department of the V&A is looking for a long-term volunteer willing to assist on a regular basis with the ongoing, computer-based work of documenting the Furniture collection: scanning and transcribing written records, editing digital images, and adding them to the Museum’s databases, under supervision in the Furniture department offices at the Museum.
If you are interested in this role please contact Nick Humphrey: email@example.com / 0207 942 2436
Christopher Claxton Stevens has assiduously recorded every research article published in the RFS Newsletter since the first issue in 1985. This not only provides the Society with a comprehensive list of the shorter articles that have been produced over the years, but also a very useful finding aid for those accessing the Newsletter via public library collections. You can see the list here: Newsletter research articles.
Many thanks to Christopher for all his hard work in producing this document and very impressive to see the depth and diversity of RFS research over the years.
The 16th Annual Frederick Parker Lectures and Dinner takes place this year on Thursday 16 October.
There are to be two lectures. The first is given by Sarah Medlam, furniture historian and former Deputy Keeper of the V&A’s Department of Furniture, Textiles & Fashion and President of the RFS. Sarah’s lecture is entitled Investigating Luxury: the Writing cabinet of Augustus III of Saxony
In addition Clive Stewart-Lockhart FRICS, FRSA, Antiques Roadshow celebrity, and auctioneer and Managing Director of Woolley & Wallis in Salisbury, will be speaking on Betty Joel: Glamour and Innovation in 1920’s and 1930’s Interior Design.
For full details of the event and a booking form please see here: Frederick Parker Collection Annual Lecture 2014 or for the Frederick Parker Collection website events page see here: http://www.frederick-parker-foundation.org/events.php