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Dr. Simon Olding

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Phone: +44 ***********  
Local Address:  United Kingdom
Crafts Study Centre
Falkner Road
Farnham , Surrey GU9 7DS
United Kingdom

Company Description: The Crafts Study Centre, established as a charity in 1970, has an international standing as a unique collection and archive of twentieth century British Crafts. The...   more

Employment History


  • PhD
  • University of Edinburgh
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Web References
Theo Moorman Trust for Weavers/the Trust, Theo Moorman/ News from the Trust, 1 Mar 2015 [cached]
The image above shows Sue Hiley Harris (centre) handing the works to the Craft Study Centre Director, Professor Simon Olding, and curator, Jean Vacher.
Contacts - Crafts Study Centre, 27 Dec 2014 [cached]
Professor Simon Olding T +44 (0)1252 892953
Simon Olding MA PhD FMA FTS - Crafts Study Centre [cached]
Professor Simon Olding Director Crafts Study Centre
Simon Olding has had a varied career in the arts and museums sectors since 1979. His most recent senior posts have been Head of Arts and Museums for Bournemouth Borough Council (and Director of the acclaimed Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum) and Director of Policy and Research, Heritage Lottery Fund. He joined the University for the Creative Arts as Director of the Crafts Study Centre in 2002 and was appointed Professor of Contemporary Crafts in 2003.
Simon's extensive lottery capital experience includes roles as project director for the Russell-Cotes refurbishment, and project champion for the recent Salisbury Arts Centre new build and restoration scheme (in his role as Chair, 1995-2005). He is President of Walford Mill Craft Centre and a Trustee of the The Study Gallery, Poole. He has Fellowships from the Museums Association and the Tourism Society. He is an honorary fellow of the Arts Institute at Bournemouth, and writes on craft histories, ceramics and public art.
Professor Simon Olding
Publications 2002-2012
Simon Olding and Jim Hunter, A short grand tour (The Arts Institute at Bournemouth, 2007), ISBN 0 9011961 7 7
Vivienne Light and Simon Olding, Peter Thursby (Canterton Books, 2006) ISBN
Vivienne Light and Simon Olding, Martyn Brewster: the prints 1975-2007 (Canterton Books, 2007), ISBN 978 0 9552266 1 8
Emmanuel Cooper and Simon Olding, Magdalene Odundo (Lund Humphries, 2004) ISBN 0 905173 457
'The founding of the Crafts Study Centre', in ed., Britton, A and Olding, S. Three by One: a selection from three public craft collections by Alison Britton (Crafts Council in partnership with the Crafts Study Centre, 2009), pp.
Unravelled: Trustees, 16 Aug 2012 [cached]
Professor Simon Olding is a writer and curator with 30 years experience in the arts and museums sectors. His previous posts include Director of the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum and Director of Policy and Research, Heritage Lottery Fund. He is currently Director of the Crafts Study Centre, University for the Creative Arts.
Simon is a Trustee of The Leach Pottery, President of Walford Mill Craft Centre and an artistic assessor for Arts Council England.
Press releases - Crafts Study Centre, 27 Dec 2014 [cached]
Professor Simon Olding Director Crafts Study Centre T +44(0)1252 891450 E
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