Our work is defined by our commitment to using our collections to facilitate collaborative research in partnership with a range of public and academic audiences.
Taking inspiration from the epoch-defining artist, critic and social thinker John Ruskin (1819–1900), we embrace a broad research agenda that cuts across disciplinary boundaries.
We actively support historical research based on our collections, and we are passionate about using our collections as a springboard for exploring pressing issues for today and for the future.
Working across the arts and sciences, our Research Centre explores how Ruskin's epoch-defining ideas can unlock pressing current and future social, cultural and environmental issues.
We regularly collaborate with partners, institutions and individuals from the UK and beyond to support exhibitions and events locally, nationally and around the world.