2022 Mikimoto Lecture Joan Winterkorn: Valuing John Ruskin

Tuesday 4 October 2022, 6:15pm to 8:00pm


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To reserve your place please RSVP to c.costello@lancaster.ac.uk

Event Details

Join us for a reception, exhibition private view and the 2022 Ruskin annual Mikimoto Lecture at the Royal Society on the evening of 4th October 2022, hosted by our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Andy Schofield. The Mikimoto Memorial Lecture is supported by a generous donation from the Trustees of the Ruskin Library of Tokyo.

John Ruskin’s relevance to the modern world has never been more important. When, in 2019, with the help of the National Heritage Memorial Fund and other very generous donors, Lancaster University purchased the Ruskin Whitehouse Collection, we did so in order to keep the largest collection of Ruskin’s works together in trust for the nation. Our lecture, ‘Valuing John Ruskin’, will reflect on his significance to the 21st Century, and will be delivered by Joan Winterkorn, influential expert in literary and historical manuscripts and member of the Ruskin Advisory Board. As the person charged with valuing the Collection at the time of its sale, Joan is well placed to share personal insights on this immense resource. She writes, 'I love the business of valuing archives, and letting them tell me their story. I never know what I might find, and in every archive there is something unexpected and revealing.'

Tickets will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis, and as we anticipate high demand for the event’s restricted places, do please RSVP to c.costello@lancaster.ac.uk as soon as possible.


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Name Caroline Costello


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