Croxford and Saunders event

Visit to studios and demonstrations of specialist paint techniques:

Croxford & Saunders, Hythe Road, London

Friday 10 May 2019

The Society has a arranged an afternoon visit to the the studios of the Fine Decorative Arts specialists Croxford and Saunders. With commissions varying from royal palaces in the Middle East and South East Asia, to Scottish castles and significant homes… Continue reading

Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery 23rd May, 2019: talk by Emile de Bruijn on restored Chinese wallpaper.

Wednesday, 23 May, 2019

Welcome drink from 6.45pm; talk 7.30-8.15pm. £10/ £6.50 concessions. Members go free.

Chinese Wallpaper expert and National Trust curator Emile de Bruijn discusses the restored hand-painted wallpaper in The Upper Drawing Room and the role of Chinese art and design in Britain during Soane’s time.

Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery Mattock Lane, London W5 5EQ

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Visit and workshop, Allyson McDermott Showroom, Bath, Wed 27 February 2019

The Society is delighted to announce a visit to Allyson McDermott’s Bath showroom, housed in the historic Margaret’s Buildings, built around 1769 by John Wood the younger.  The day will comprise an illustrated talk about wallpaper conservation, investigation and recreation using traditional techniques, followed by a demonstration and workshop.

The day will begin at 11am, and include a light… Continue reading

New Book Release: The Design, Production and Reception of eighteenth-century wallpaper in Britain

Dr Clare Taylor‘s new book The Design, Production and Reception of eighteenth-century wallpaper in Britain is the first academic study of eighteenth-century wallpaper. Much has been written on ceramics, textiles, furniture and even lacquer but wallpaper has been hitherto ignored as a component of the eighteenth-century interior.  However this book shows it was a key new… Continue reading

DTP funded PhD Research Studentship

Open-Oxford-Cambridge DTP funded PhD Research Studentship

The Open University is collaborating with Sanderson/ Morris & Co. in hosting a collaborative doctoral project examining the cultural context of William Morris’s wallpaper production:  Utopian collaboration? William Morris, Jeffrey & Co and the Morris & Co wallpapers 1864-c.1928


Ightham Mote Event Announced

A privileged behind the scenes opportunity to see the wallpapers at National Trust property Ightham Mote, including Chinese export, Gothic, leatherpaper and more, tour of wallpapers on the walls and in store.

Tuesday 30th October 2018. Booking information here.


‘The Design, Production and Reception of 18th Century Wallpaper in Britain’

Rowena (left) with Clare

The wallpapers produced by leading London firms of the eighteenth-century are explored in this new book which shows how they found their way not only onto the walls of houses in London and in the country but across the globe- to the Eastern seaboard of America, to Quebec City and to Oslo where an a Anglophile… Continue reading

The Museum of Wallpaper announces new exhibition: they’re animals!…..

The Wall As Bestiary: Whether tame or wild, domesticated or dangerous, animals have fascinated humankind since prehistoric times. Animals’ status has evolved but they have always been reproduced in the decorative arts, and often in wallpaper. People of the 18th century were fascinated by birds; people of the 19th century made abundant use of the fabulous creatures of the ancient… Continue reading

New Joint Membership now available

We’re happy to announce that we can now offer Joint Membership for two people at the same address

Charged at 30.00 per year, Joint Membership entitles you to receive by post one copy of our publications, while two people – including either named Member – will be entitled to take part in WHS events where the member rate applies

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