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Arts Events

02/01/2006 10:56:59

Ruskin Library: Exhibition

Ruskin restored: further drawings and daguerreotypes from the HLF Conservation Project

A new selection from more than 400 drawings and watercolours by Ruskin conserved over the last three years, thanks to a substantial grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Also on show for the first time since their examination and conservation are many examples from the important collection of 125 historic early daguerreotypes bought or made by Ruskin in the 1840s and 1850s, including some of the earliest photographs ever taken in the Swiss Alps.

7 January - 23 April 2006, Ruskin Library, Lancaster University. Tel: 01524 593587

Galleries open throughout the year
Monday to Saturday 11 - 4, Sunday 1 - 4
Admission free

Additional items from the collection are displayed at Ruskin’s last home at Brantwood, on Coniston Water in the Lake District (also open to the public: 015394 41396



Manton Room

An exhibition exploring the influence of Islamic design on the work of John Chambers (1869-1945), Chief Designer at Pilkington’s Tile & Pottery Company during its golden era. The exhibition showcases watercolour designs, ceramic tiles and photographs from the University’s Chambers Archive, many of which will be on display for the first time.

Pic cap: John Chambers © Peter Scott Gallery


Ceramics Case
A display of sculptural ceramic works by one of Britain’s most exciting young ceramicists. Cassell’s work is influenced by her interests in Islamic architectural geometry and African pattern

Pic cap: Ceramic works by Halima Cassell © the artist

The Art of the Book

An exhibition of books from Lancaster University Library

24th March - 3rd July 2006

For opening times telephone 01524 592517

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