‘Look to the skies…’


John Ruskin, Cloud Effect over Coniston Old Man
© The Ruskin, Lancaster University
John Ruskin, Cloud Effect over Coniston Old Man © The Ruskin, Lancaster University

The Ruskin joins global #MuseumFromHome campaign

While The Ruskin – Library, Museum and Research Centre has temporarily closed its doors, Lancaster University are launching this leading collection digitally, using John Ruskin’s works to inspire creative discussion and reflection in challenging times.

“Under the banner of #MuseumFromHome, we’ll be running weekly themed digital campaigns to connect with audiences, galleries and museums, and join up Ruskin collections world-wide, building to International Museum Day 2020 on 18 May”, says Professor Sandra Kemp, Director, The Ruskin. 

“Ruskin said ‘the sky is for all; … and yet we never make it a subject of thought’. His drawings and paintings encourage us to look closely, see clearly and imagine freely. Whether it’s a favourite work from a museum collection or the view from your window, we’d love to see your skyscape.”

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram to see the first responses to our ‘look to the skies’ call-out, from as far afield as The Morgan, New York, and as close to home as Sheffield, London and Lancaster.

Find out how you can be involved on The Ruskin’s Twitter and Instagram, and search #MuseumFromHome to see how other museums and galleries are bringing their collections to you in new ways.

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