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Glenn Adamson

Glenn Adamson

Glenn Adamson is a curator, writer and historian who works across the fields of design, craft and contemporary art. Currently Senior Scholar at the Yale Center for British Art, and Editor-at-Large of The Magazine Antiques, he has previously been Director of the Museum of Arts and Design, New York; Head of Research at the V&A; and Curator at the Chipstone Foundation in Milwaukee.

Adamson’s publications include Art in the Making (2016, co-authored with Julia Bryan Wilson); Invention of Craft (2013); Postmodernism: Style and Subversion (2011); The Craft Reader (2010); Thinking Through Craft (2007). Most recently he was the co-curator of Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years at MAD (2016); curator of Beazley Designs of the Year, at the Design Museum in London (2017); and co-curator (with Martina Droth and Simon Olding) of Things of Beauty Growing: British Studio Pottery, at the Yale Center for British Art (2017).

Adamson’s new book Fewer Better Things: The Hidden Meaning of Objects was published by Bloomsbury in August 2018.

Twitter: @glennadamson
Instagram: @glenn_adamson

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