Mission & Values


The Ruskin is home to the leading collection of works by the epoch-defining writer, artist, environmentalist and social thinker John Ruskin. We believe in the power of this collection to explore the past and address the future. Through research, interpretation and preservation, working with visitors and specialists across the world, we will inspire creativity and promote debate across the arts and sciences on culture, heritage, landscape and the environment.


Explore: making the collection available to everyone, everywhere

Exchange: encouraging debate and learning from each other

Experiment: embarking on new initiatives and nurturing new ideas