William Morris Gallery

Still Relevant: Morris’s “Socialist Diary”

I was pleased when a few years back Ross Bradshaw, the proprietor of Five Leaves Press, asked to reissue my edition of Morris’s Socialist Diary. The pages of this now quite rare 1981 Journeyman Press edition had yellowed, and I further wanted to improve its biographical notes based on the scholarship of the past three …

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New book: The Multifaceted Mr. Morris

Easily the most ambitious book project by Ray Nichols & Jill Cypher of Lead Graffiti, The Multifaceted Mr. Morris is the catalogue of the William Morris exhibition mounted in the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection at the University of Delaware for the “Useful & Beautiful” conference held in October 2010. More than 30 books, manuscripts, drawings, and other works are described and …

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Talk by David Mabb at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, 12 January 2012

“On the Passage of a Few Patterns through a Rather Brief Moment in   Time: David Mabb’s Appropriations of William Morris 1999-2011″ William Morris thought that interior design had a fundamental role to  play in the transformation of everyday life. This essentially  political motivation – a commitment to the radical potential of design  – is behind …

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Update on the William Morris Gallery

An exciting new project will redisplay one of the world’s finest collections of William Morris artefacts.The William Morris Gallery is the only public gallery devoted to Morris’s life, work and influence. Housed in Morris’s early home in Walthamstow, it holds an internationally significant collection of textiles, designs, wallpapers, furniture, ceramics and books associated with Morris …

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William Morris Gallery Awarded £1.5 Million Award from the Heritage Lottery Fund

This just in from the William Morris Gallery: The William Morris Gallery Development Project We are delighted to announce that we have secured a major award of £1.5m from the Heritage Lottery Fund, matched with funding from the Council. Our grateful thanks to the Monument Trust which has pledged a significant amount to the project …

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Morris’s Calligraphic Masterpieces Exhibition at the William Morris Gallery

The William Morris Gallery summer show explores William Morris’s remarkable achievements in calligraphy and manuscript illumination. From his early—and continuous—interest in medieval manuscripts to the founding of the Kelmscott Press, Morris was enraptured by beautiful books. The exhibition focuses on the 1870s, his most intense period of calligraphic activity, often collaborating with Edward Burne-Jones on …

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Upcoming Events at Kelmscott House Museum

The next upcoming events at Kelmscott House Museum, the home of the William Morris Society in the UK are: Saturday, 16 January, 2.15 p. m.Antiscrap: A Campaign for the William Morris GalleryThe artist Roger Huddle, who was an organiser of the campaign against the running down and threatened closure of the Gallery, will talk about …

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