Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

The Arts and Crafts Movement began in Britain around 1880 and quickly spread to America, Europe and Japan. Inspired by the ideas of John Ruskin and William Morris, it advocated a revival of traditional handicrafts, a return to a simpler way of life and an improvement in the design of ordinary domestic objects. In 2005, the V&A hosted the exhibition 'International Arts and Crafts'.