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John Lockwood Kipling: the international legacy of arts and crafts

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Taking the career of John Lockwood Kipling (1837-1911) as its core narrative, this international research project investigates the international legacy of the arts and crafts movement in Britain, India and Pakistan. The project is a collaboration between the V&A and the Bard Graduate Center, New York. The exhibition, which opens at the V&A in 2017, is curated by Julius Bryant (V&A) and Susan Weber (BGC). As V&A Senior Research Fellow for this project, I have gained funding from the British Council for research on John Lockwood Kipling’s 18 year career as Principal of Pakistan’s Mayo School of Industrial Art (now NCA, Lahore), and to organise a workshop at the Lahore Museum and symposium at the NCA in 2016 related to this research bringing together UK and Pakistan specialists. I am currently organising an international conference at the V&A to accompany the exhibition in 2017. For the past three years, my research has focussed on three aspects of the exhibition and its related publications: Lockwood Kipling’s curatorship of the Lahore Museum, his journalism over 25 years in India, and his influence on his son, the short story writer and poet, Rudyard Kipling.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/01/1331/12/17

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