Home to the leading collection of the works of John Ruskin (1819-1900), the epoch-defining writer, artist and social thinker
At The Ruskin, we explore how Ruskin's ideas can unlock the pressing cultural, social and environmental issues of today and tomorrow.
Our current exhibition Ruskin: Museum of the Near Future is open from 10am until 4pm weekdays until 25 November. Entry to the exhibition and most events is free of charge.
The Ruskin – Library, Museum and Research Centre, Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YH
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What's On at The Ruskin
Welsh Tapestries with Jane Beck: Private View and Talk
Private View & Talk by Jane Beck
Jane Beck - expert, trader and collector of Welsh textiles - joins us to celebrate a display of eight Welsh Tapestries at The Ruskin, loaned from Jane's stunning personal collection of Welsh textiles dating from the 18th Century. This is a story of people and place, material and means of production, told through rich colour and pattern.
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.
Celebrate the launch of Sophie Thérèse Ambler's 'The Song of Simon de Montfort: England's First Revolutionary and the Death of Chivalry'
Join us at The Ruskin on 31 October to celebrate the launch of 'The Song of Simon de Montfort: England's First Revolutionary and the Death of Chivalry' by Sophie Thérèse Ambler, Lecturer in Later Medieval History at Lancaster. 'The Song' will be introduced by Nicholas Vincent, Professor of Medieval History at the University of East Anglia and a Fellow of the British Academy.