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Elisabeth Bogdan

Faculty & Subject Leader: History of Design, Decorative Art and Design, London

MA History of Design, Royal College of Art, London
PG Certificate, Higher Education Management, University of London
BA Historical Geography, University of Toronto

Lis Bogdan has been a lecturer in decorative art and design history at the Institute since 2003. She has taught in the visual arts and on art world education since 1992 at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, previously at Southampton Solent University, Oxford Brookes University and the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff. Her specialist teaching includes eighteenth to twentieth century European and American design, decorative art and architectural history. Additional to leading the Decorative Art and Design semester course, she teaches on the MA in Fine and Decorative Art and Design and on summer short courses. She has published in the decorative arts, particularly for the Decorative Arts Society, the Design History Society and Phaidon Press. She is a contributor to courses at the V&A, is a former Trustee of the Design History Society and is a decorative art and design consultant for a Canadian valuation firm.

Instagram: @lis_sial

Elisabeth Bogdan
  • Professional Affiliations

    Professional Affiliations

    Design History Society
    Decorative Arts Society
    Twentieth Century Society
    Association of University Administrators
  • Publications


    Contributed to research reviews and exhibitions for both the Journal of Design History and The Decorative Arts Society newsletters.

    Other publications include:

    2010: ‘Plural Public Funding and Canada’s Contemporary Art Market System’ in Cultural Trends, Vol.19, No. 1-2, p. 93-107 (co-authored with Derrick Chong).

    2008: ‘The Market for Art in Canada’ in J Goodwin, ed. The International Art Markets: The Essential Guide for Collectors, pp. 90-97 (co-authored with Derrick Chong).

    2006: Contribution to Design Classics: Volumes 1-3, Phaidon Press, London.

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