John Ruskin, MS12

The Ruskin

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The Ruskin is home to the leading collection of works by the epoch-defining writer, artist and social thinker John Ruskin (1819-1900) and his circle.

The Ruskin Whitehouse Collection was formed by the educationalist and Liberal MP, John Howard Whitehouse (1873–1955), and contains thousands of paintings and drawings, books and manuscripts, and prints and photographs. It is the most extensive collection of Ruskin’s works in the world, and the most widely consulted. The Collection is housed in Lancaster University’s award-winning museum designed by Sir Richard MacCormac, and at Ruskin’s home, Brantwood, on Coniston Water.