Learn about the textiles, jewellery, and furniture that define Mid-Century Modern style with curators from the National Museum of Scotland.

Modernist design emerged in the early 20th century as a response to changes in technology and society. Simplified, clean lines replaced ornamentation, and new materials were embraced across the decorative arts.

With a particular focus on British and Nordic design and influence, curators from the National Museum of Scotland explore the textile and fashion innovations of Bernat Klein, the jewellery design of Dorothy Hogg and Bjorn Weckström, and the furniture created by Ernest Race among others.

Discover how Modern design came about, and why it has endured throughout the decades.

Ticket includes entry to Mid-Century Modern: Art & Design from Conran to Quant until 6pm on the day of the event.

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10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH1 1LT

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