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West House and Heath Robinson Museum

Expert Talk - Heath Robinson & Domestic Design

The illustrated talk, entitled ‘Heath Robinson & the History of Domestic Design’, will be given by Deborah Sugg Ryan, Professor of Design History and Theory and Associate Dean of Research at Portsmouth University, and will complement the current exhibition at the Museum – Heath Robinson’s Home Life.

The evening starts with a reception in the Museum from 6pm with the talk at 7pm in the Verden Gallery.  The Museum galleries and shop will be open during the reception and again after the talk until 8.30pm to give those attending an opportunity to enjoy the exhibitions. 

Professor Sugg Ryan

Professor Sugg Ryan is Professor of Design History and Theory and Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries at the University of Portsmouth. She is series consultant and presenter on BBC2’s A House Through Time, which will return for a second series in 2019. 

Her recent research explores the material culture and design of the home and domestic space, with a particular focus on the interwar home and the Ideal Home Show. Her latest book, Ideal Homes, 1918-39: Domestic Design and Suburban Modernism was published by Manchester University Press in the Studies in Design and Material Culture series in 2018. 

Professor Sugg Ryan’s book will be on sale in the Museum shop and she is happy to sign copies on the night.

Tickets cost £12 (£10 for Friends of Heath Robinson Museum.)          

Thursday 31st January 2019 (18:00 - 20:30)

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