- 17 Jun 2019
2019 is the 200th anniversary of the birth of the eminent Victorian art writer and reformer John Ruskin. To mark this bicentenary and cater for the ever-increasing public interest in Ruskin, a large number of events on various themes have been planned worldwide, one of these is a major two-day conference at the National Gallery entitled Art for the Nation: John Ruskin, Art Education and Social Change.
This two-day conference, taking place on 20 and 21st September 2019, will capitalize on new research and expand on it by looking specifically at Ruskin’s interactions with, influence on, and legacy for the museum world and art education, with talks structured around four themes: ‘Art Education and Museums’; ‘British Art and Photography’, ‘Language, Writings and Sources’ and ‘Ruskin Today’, tickets are available to purchase here.
Art for the Nation: John Ruskin, Art Education and Social Change has been supported by a Paul Mellon Centre Educational Programme Grant.