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1st June 2019 – 24th November 2019

'Love and Skill’ A Celebration of John Ruskin in Books

A new display exploring John Ruskin and his work in his bicentenary year

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Victorian art critic and social thinker, John Ruskin. His writings were hugely influential on the designers and makers of the Arts and Crafts and Private Press movements. The display explores Ruskin through books from the Emery Walker Library, including Kelmscott and Doves Press books, as well as loans from Holst Birthplace Museum and Cheltenham Ladies’ College. Part of the Treasures of the Archives exhibition in the Open Archive.

Curator Kirsty Hartsiotis will be discussing John Ruskin and His Influence at 6pm Thursday 11 July as part of the Object Talks series.

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