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The Roaring 20s : Art, Design and High Society Jo Banham Tuesday 12 November 2019

Following the dark days of the Great War, the Roaring Twenties was a loud and boisterous decade, marked by novelty, modernity and huge social, technological and economic change.  It was also a period of great vitality in art and design.  Jo Banham’s lecture will conjure up the energy and originality of the decade and explore the lives of its leading figures and examples of its most innovative art and design.


Jo Banham is a freelance curator, lecturer and writer.  From 2006-2016 she was Head of Adult Learning at the Victoria & Albert Museum and has held similar positions at the National Portrait Gallery and Tate Britain.  She has published on many aspects of Victorian and early 20th century decoration and interiors.  She is currently curating an exhibition on William Morris and the Arts and Crafts Movement for the Juan March Fundacion in Madrid and the Museu Nacional d’Art Catalunya in Barcelona.