The Ruskin - Museum of the near future
Home to the leading collection of the works of John Ruskin (1819-1900), the epoch-defining writer, artist and social thinker
Working with visitors and scholars from across the world, we explore how Ruskin's ideas can unlock the pressing cultural, social and environmental issues of today and tomorrow.
At The Ruskin we promote debate across the arts and sciences, using the collection to investigate culture and heritage, landscape and the environment.
The Ruskin – Library, Museum and Research Centre, Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YB
Telephone: +44 (0)1524 593587
Photograph © Peter Durant
What's On at The Ruskin
Archive of visionary thinker secured for the nation
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 paintings and drawings, books and manuscripts, photographs and daguerreotypes of John Ruskin (1819–1900), the epoch-defining critic, artist, environmentalist and social thinker.
Ruskin's Ecology seminar, 7 March
Everybody is invited to "The Mountain’s Anatomy: Articulating Skeletons in Ruskin’s Ecological Imagination", the final Ruskin seminar of this term on Thursday 7 March (open to all), which will examine the correspondence of Ruskin’s thought with the ecological sensitivities of our own time.
We are pleased to be presenting this new series of events in partnership with Dr Kelly Freeman (UCL) and Dr Thomas Hughes (The Courtauld).
Live @ the Ruskin: On Translating Music and Philosophy in Noémi Lefebvre
We are looking forward to another Live @ the Ruskin event as we welcome literary translator Sophie Lewis. Sophie will discuss the interplay of music and philosophy in her translation of Noémi Lefebvre’s first novel, Blue Self-Portrait (L’autoportrait bleu).