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 - Do It Oneself: Making it with Ruskin

Fri 13 March 2015–Fri 27 March 2015

3 WEEK PRACTICAL WORKSHOP: Designer Dean Brown, will highlight the comparisons between the Arts and Crafts Movement and the New Maker Movement by way of a hands on making project.

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