Japan's Plant-based Leathers

Exploring Japan's history of making 'leather' from paper, and how this became an object of modernity within the domestic interiors of Victorian Britain.
  -

Material Culture, Modern, Europe, Asia, Applied Arts, Technologies, Interior Space, Natural Objects

Victoria Bennett

The Transcultural Values of Flower Pyramid

The Cultural Values of Dutch Delftware and its use in the UK Country House Between the Seventeenth to the Eighteenth Century
    -

Material Culture, Early Modern, Europe, Applied Arts, Methods of Documentation, Conservation, Transcultural Values

Zhenlei Chen

Museum Seats: Hidden Scripts

This work looks at embedded messages and meanings in museum seats to reveal a different angle on how museums see their collections and themselves in different times. 
    -

Material Culture, Modern, Contemporary, Europe, Built Environment, Applied Arts, Interior Space, Museum Studies

Joana Albernaz Delgado

Hidden Japanese Men’s Dress

Looking under the plain outer layers of Japanese men's dress to study the spectacular and symbolic imagery that lines beneath.
    -

Material Culture, Early-Modern, Modern, Asia, Textiles, Applied Arts, Decolonisation, Lived Experience, Prints

Euphemia Franklin

©2022 by V&A/RCA History of Design MA