The John Ruskin Library

Photograph of The Ruskin Library
Photograph of John Ruskin

This is a fairly new addition to the university and was built in 1998. The building was designed by the well-known architect Sir Richard MacCormac. The Whitehouse Collection is housed in the Ruskin Library and consists of the largest single holding of books, manuscripts, photographs, drawing and watercolours by and relating to Ruskin. Born in 1819, Ruskin was the leading writer of the Victorian era on art, economics and culture, and England’s last great polymath.

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