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The Ernest Gimson Archive

‘I never feel myself apart from our times by harking back to the past – to be complete we must live in all the tenses – past – future as well as present.’ Ernest Gimson

This resource explores Arts and Crafts Movement designer Ernest Gimson’s life through his process of making from observing and sketching, through creating designs, to the making of the finished object. The Wilson holds Gimson’s archive of inspiration – his sketchbooks and photographs – as well as over 1500 plans and drawings from throughout his working life. These are brought together with the objects they inspired and Gimson’s words from the many letters by him in the museum’s collection.

Supported by DCMS/Wolfson

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