This exhibition considers the life and career of Muriel Rose (1897-1986), a founder and Trustee of the Crafts Study Centre and a leading advocate for 20th century British craft practitioners. Her management of the Little Gallery, London put her into close contact with the leading craft practitioners of the time.
In her influential post as Director of Craft and Industrial Design with the British Council she added a significant group of objects to the Council's collections. An extensive archive relating to her life and work was gifted to the Crafts Study Centre.
Materials from the Textile Handling Collection of the University College for the Creative Arts at Farnham, items from the British Council's craft collections, and work purchased for the Crafts Study Centre under Rose's guidance will be shown in the exhibition.
An new book Muriel Rose: a modern crafts legacyI, edited by Jean Vacher, with essays by Linda Brassington and Barley Roscoe and foreword by Kate Woodhead has been published by the Crafts Study Centre to coincide with the show and is available from the Centre's shop for £7.99 or by mail order (£7.99 plus P&P).