The Department of Design and Architecture has amassed a collection of over 10,000 objects – including works from past exhibitions and donor gifts, each reflecting the taste and style of the Department’s curators over the years. Featuring hundreds of these objects, this exhibition illuminates the complex system of decisions, connections and coincidences behind the collection.
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