ALISS announce a visit to the recently refurbished William Morris Gallery and archive reading room– there will be a chance to view items in the archive and reading room as well as meet staff.
The Gallery’s reading room and archive contain a wide range of specialist publications, rare books and manuscript material relating to William Morris, the Arts and Crafts Movement and the artist Frank Brangwyn. This resource is open to everyone by appointment.
Highlights from the archive include letters to family and friends, Morris & Co publicity materials, May Morris’s notes on embroidery, Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo’s unpublished ‘History of the Arts and Crafts Movement’, JW Mackail’s notebooks and a wide range of material relating to the designer-craftsman George Jack. In the case of very fragile items visitors may be asked to consult facsimiles.
The Gallery holds a full set of Kelmscott Press books, which can be consulted if not on display. We also hold copies of historic journals including The Studio magazine and a complete set of the Century Guild’s Hobby Horse. There is a comprehensive selection of books on Morris and a good range of more general publications on nineteenth-century decorative arts.
Visit length approx. 1.5 hours, 28th august 2pm.
Aliss members no charge Non members £5
To book a place please contact: Heather Dawson, ALISS Secretary: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Lloyd Park, Forest Road Walthamstow, London, E17 4PP 020 8496 4390