The cold war emigre exhibit in Britain: cultural exchange, diplomacy and trade c. 1945-75
Funded by AHRC in conjunction with the V&A
Dr C Breward (external supervisor)
J Pavitt (V&A based)
To investigate applied arts, design and crafts during the Cold War period from a British perspective. I intend to look in particular at a variety of sites of cultural exchange with Eastern Europe in the form of the work of émigré designers and also the various meanings attached to material culture coming to the UK from the Eastern Bloc via exhibitions, commercial imports and other routes.