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From Venice to Sheffield - John Ruskin's passion for Art, Craft and Social Justice. Simon Seligman Tuesday 24 September 2019

Inspired by the bicentenary of John Ruskin's birth, this talk celebrates the extraordinary life and work of this visionary Victorian.   As a writer, teacher, artist, collector, patron and critic, Ruskin left behind a dazzling range of writing and collections that continue to inspire and generate debate around the world.   A champion of Turner and admirer of Venice, Ruskin's impact ranged far and wide.   Alongside this international reach, Ruskin became deeply concerned by what he saw as the negative impacts of the industrialisation of 19th century England.   In 1871 he founded what became the Guild of St. George, the charity for arts, crafts and the rural economy, giving it a sizeable collection of art, books and minerals for public display and education in Sheffield, today cared for Museums Sheffield.