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Decoupage at the Water Palace Exhibition

At the Water Palace Exhibition in Birmingham, UK, World of Water used decoupage displays designed and made by architect Timothy Griffiths. Each display was back-lit to in balance with the brightness of the computer screens sponsored by I.B.M.

A photo record of five, out of the six decoupage, remains on the World of Water archive. The originals were lost.

Archived Nov.1985

 

The earliest decoupage in the WoW Collections (below) dates from circa 1923 and was made by Charles Wentworth Elam (1890 – 1966) for his daughter, Joyce Latham Elam, who later became co-founder of the World of Water charity.

Archived January 2020

 

 

Future and History of Aquaculture Exhibition

Audio intro. to the exhibition:

Hew the Human (1982)

In 1982, the U.K.’s Educational Charity, World of Water, worked with Dr. Seddon’s Team at the Birmingham City Museum, Art Gallery and Nature Centre to present the first exhibition on the ‘History of Fish Farming and Aquaculture’.

Like Frank Buckland’s ‘Museum of Economic Fish Culture’ over 100 years before, it called for the careful, ecologically balanced development of Fish Farming.

<    Museum of Economic Fish Culture, London, 1863

STUDY OF THE CHRONOLOGICAL DATES IN WORLD AQUACULTURE (Water Farming) HISTORY FROM 2800 B.C.    >