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'.

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Essential Arts and Crafts

Essential Arts and Crafts

The Arts and Crafts Movement was one of the most far-reaching and influential design movements of modern times, changing contemporary thought about wo…

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Event - William Morris's Women: More than a Muse.

Thu 04 December 2014 13:00

TOUR: The emergence of the Female School of Design and the Arts and Crafts movement both compounded and challenged the socially constructed notions of ‘feminine’ amateur art.

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