Explore the art and ideas of John Ruskin (1819-1900), epoch-defining writer, artist and social thinker. Our collection is displayed both at The Ruskin, Lancaster University and Brantwood, Coniston.
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'Ruskin: Museum of the Near Future' Exhibition Extended to 28 Feb 2020
'Ruskin: Museum of the Near Future', which relaunched The Ruskin and celebrates the purchase of The Ruskin Whitehouse Collection, has been extended to 28 February 2020. A special weekend opening on 14/15 December will give a larger audience the opportunity to enjoy Ruskin's works.
The Ruskin Seminar Programme 2019-2020
Introducing The Ruskin Seminar Programme for 2019-2020. Franziska Schenk (Birmingham City University), Mark Frost (University of Portsmouth), Fredrik Albritton Jonsson (University of Chicago) and Suzanne Fagence Cooper (York Art Gallery) will speak on topics ranging from ecological crisis to evolutionary theory.
Lancaster exhibition celebrates purchase of world-leading John Ruskin collection
Lancaster University and the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) are delighted to announce the purchase of the Whitehouse Ruskin Collection. This purchase has secured for the nation an unparalleled collection of the works of John Ruskin (1819–1900) and his circle.
Tomorrow: 'Storm Clouds and the Sea of Ice - Ruskin in the Alps' @suzannefagence explores the connection between Ruskin's observations of Alpine skies and his own mental health. With @FT's @andrewtghill, author of #Ruskinland. Free & all welcome. Book: https://t.co/os77X3Mfo0 https://t.co/KlnUXfXP4I
See 'Italy' & more in Suzanne Fagence Cooper's online talk, 'Storm Clouds and the Sea of Ice - Ruskin in the Alps', part of the 'Ruskin Beyond Britain' seminar series exploring Ruskin's global legacy. Free, online and open to all. Book your ticket here: https://t.co/lB0yt095JV https://t.co/WXEHKAx8Cy
‘I never have been happier in seeing the Alps … & I never was so persecuted by storms and clouds.’ @suzannefagence's online talk explores Ruskin's concerns about the spread of the ‘Storm Cloud of the 19th Century’ to the air and ice of the Alps. Book: https://t.co/8at4kjXEdS https://t.co/WtSdSA1cLi
‘The craftsman saw a griffin … and carved it from the life’. Hybrid #wildlife for #MyLocalMuseum in the form of the legendary protector of treasures. ‘True Griffins’ can be found in Verona, Lancaster and the ‘honest imagination’. #lancashiremuseums https://t.co/849JcY1t3H