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KU Student Design Competition | 2024

Dorich House Museum is welcoming design submissions from Kingston University students for new museum crockery. The design must taken inspiration from Dorich House Museum. You can draw inspiration from the museum collections, the former owners, surrounding orchard garden of Dorich House – or adjacent Richmond Park. The winning design will be reproduced on cups & […]

Winter Weekend | 30 November – 2 December 2023

We are delighted to announce the programme for Dorich House Museum’s Winter Weekend 2023. Join us for a tour, music concert or craft activity – or simply stop by the museum to see our latest exhibition Parasites and browse our pop-up shop. You can also enjoy coffee and cake in our Studio Café, and enjoy […]

Host & Parasites | Onsite & Offsite: 7 October – 22 December 2023

Host by Flo Kasearu at Stanley Picker GalleryParasites by Flo Kasearu & Elīna Vītola at Dorich House Museum Launch Event – Saturday 7 October / All Welcome11am – 12.30pm at Dorich House Museum, Kingston University12.30 – 2pm at Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston University For Flo Kasearu’s first UK solo show “Host”, visitors will not be able to visit her major […]

Call for New Advisory Group Environmental Champion

CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Seeking a New Environmental Champion to Join the Stanley Picker Gallery & Dorich House Museum Advisory Group Open to Kingston University Staff Only Closing Date: Thursday 31 August 2023 Kingston University’s Dorich House Museum is the 1930s former studio home of the sculptor Dora Gordine and her husband the Hon. Richard Hare. An […]

Decorative Arts Society | Collections Access Grant

We are pleased to announce that Dorich House Museum has been awarded a Collections Access Grant by the Decorative Arts Society. The grant will support further research and cataloguing of the museum’s unique collection of Russian art, established by Richard Hare at Dorich House and focusing on our holdings of glassware, metalware, papier-mâché, folk art […]

Ariadne’s Thread at Dorich House Museum | KAOS 2023

We’re delighted to welcome back Ariadne’s Thread on the 11th-13th and 18th-20th May from 11am-3pm for this year’s Kingston Artists Open Studios (KAOS). Ariadne’s Thread is a Polish-Ukrainian community group founded by a local curator, Magdalena Glowacka, as a response to the invasion of Ukraine. Their work focuses on the strength and resilience of women, […]

Exhibition | Studio Portraits by Anne-Katrin Purkiss

Dorich House Museum’s current exhibition is Studio Portraits, a series of photographs of women sculptors in their studios taken by Anne-Katrin Purkiss. Anne-Katrin has a longstanding interest in documenting people in the context of their working environments and occupations and is especially drawn to spaces created and inhabited by artists. Anne-Katrin’s photographs will be displayed […]

In Conversation | Dame Darcey Bussell and Anna Meadmore

As part of our Spirit of the Ballet collaboration with The Royal Ballet School, we are delighted to host a conversation on the evening of Wednesday 8 March between Dame Darcey Bussell and Anna Meadmore. Darcey and Anna will be discussing Darcey’s life in dance and Darcey will be sharing her personal recollections of some […]

Artists in Conversation | Kendra Haste and Sinta Tantra

Join us on Thursday 16 March for Artists in Conversation, a free talk featuring artists Kendra Haste and Sinta Tantra, held in conjunction with Aurora Metro Publications and Books on the Rise, Richmond’s new independent bookshop. Kendra and Sinta, who both undertake large-scale public commissions, will be speaking on the theme of working at larger […]

Spirit of the Ballet | Sculpture from The Royal Ballet School Special Collections

We are delighted to announce the launch of a new ballet trail showcasing selected sculpture from Dorich House Museum and The Royal Ballet School Special Collections in collaboration with our near neighbours, The Royal Ballet School at White Lodge in Richmond Park. The Royal Ballet was founded by Ninette de Valois in 1926. White Lodge […]

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