For a detailed account of Recording the Crafts and its history please go to the articles page
Those people already interviewed include makers, collectors, critics, educationalists, shopkeepers, gallery owners and museum curators. Recording the Crafts's interest is wide ranging. It includes historical, technical, sociological, political, aesthetic and economic aspects of all the Crafts. The materials are used for educational and museological purposes. 132 people have been interviewed so far. They include David Leach, Anita Hoy, Kenneth Clark, Sidney Tustin, William Newland, Walter Keeler, Jim Partridge, Michael Rowe, Richard Slee, Alison Britton and Tanya Harrod.
Recording the Crafts (then known as NEVAC) was started by Mike Hughes and Professor Walter Keeler at the University of the West of England. Mike sadly died on October 31 2000, after a short illness, (for more information please go to his obituary). The current Director, Matthew Partington, joined Recording the Crafts (then NEVAC) in 1998 as the V&A Museum Research Fellow in the Applied Arts.
the Crafts's aims are:
and International Importance
The project began initially with grants from the Crafts Council and the University of the West of England. There was close cooperation with the University of Wales at Aberystwyth. As the work proceeded it generated increasing interest in the Craft community and increasing support from U.W.E., Bristol. In 1998 a formal partnership began with the V&A Museum and Matthew Partington was appointed to work on joint projects with the Museum.
For more information please contact Matthew Partington on 0117 32 84746
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