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Inspired by Bawden: Murals

Introducing a new lecture series that explores themes in the current exhibition. This season, enjoy talks on Edward Bawden’s murals from Alan Powers, a specialist in the history of 20th-century British art, architecture and design.

Muralmania – Why Were Murals So Popular in Britain in the Period 1890–1940? - 6 June

Decorating the Welfare State – Murals in Britain 1940-1990 - 13 June

About the speaker: Alan Powers

Following a degree in History of Art from Cambridge, Alan received his doctorate on Architectural Education in Britain 1880-1914. He is a prolific writer for magazines and author of numerous books. He is joint editor of the journal Twentieth Century Architecture and joint editor of the monograph series, Twentieth Century Architects. He has curated popular exhibitions, including Modern Britain 1929-39 (Design Museum), 1999; Eric Ravilious (Imperial War Museum), 2003; and Eros to the Ritz: 100 Years of Street Architecture (Royal Academy), 2013.

As professor of architecture and cultural history at the University of Greenwich, Alan taught architectural history and theory for undergraduate and diploma courses from 1999-2012, and has been a frequent external examiner for PhD and other higher degrees. He is chairman of Pollock’s Toy Museum Trust in London, and former chair of the Twentieth Century Society (2007-12). An expert on 20th-century architecture, Alan was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 2008.

Event details

Start date
6 June 2018
End date
13 June 2018
All lectures Wednesday mornings, 10.30 – 11.30am
£10; £8 Friends