August 2015 | Cindy Tang

The next Architecture for All event with Art Historian and TV presenter Dan Cruickshank, takes place on Thursday 28th May and we're pleased to welcome some special guests to the Panel.


Marcus Binney 

Marcus studied baroque art and architecture at Cambridge University under Michael Jaffe, Francis Haskell and Anthony Blunt  and has travelled all over western and eastern Europe in search of baroque wonders. Many of these are included in his books on Town Houses and Great Houses of Europe and in the 39 part TV series Mansion: Great Houses of Europe. In 1975 with Dan Cruickshank and others, he set up SAVE Britain's Heritage which has championed the cause of numerous endangered baroque buildings including Christ Church Spitalfields when it was being used as a furniture store. More endangered and rescued baroque buildings are included in Heroic Survivors (Hungary) and Silesia: land of dying country houses and the Save Europe's Heritage reports on Moscow and St Petersburg.


Stephen Calloway 

Stephen is an art historian, curator and writer. From 1974-2013 he was a curator at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Working mainly with prints, drawings and paintings, he has specialised in the nineteenth and early twentieth-century periods, with particular interest in the history of interior decoration, collecting and taste. He has also made a study of the cultures of romanticism, decadence and dandyism. In addition to museum-based projects, he divides his time between writing, lecturing and broadcasting, and is also called upon as a consultant for period films and design projects in historic interiors.

He has curated many V&A exhibitions and displays including Aubrey Beardsley, the  centenary show in 1998, Corners of Paradise: William Blake, Samuel Palmer and the Ancients(2005) and others devoted to psychedelic posters (Sixties Graphics, 2006) and book illustration (Off the Page, 2006). He curated the major exhibition Rex Whistler: The Triumph of Fancy at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery (2006) and more recently The Cult of Beauty, the V&A’s major exhibition on the Aesthetic Movement which was also presented in Paris at the Musee d’Orsay and in San Francisco. 


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