Godfrey Sykes: Sheffield Artist & Designer
Godfrey Sykes (1824–1866) trained at the Sheffield School of Art, and later designed the terracotta decoration of the South Kensington Museum, now the V&A. His designs can also be seen in the gates and Sykes Memorial at Weston Park. This display presents a selection of Sykes’ designs on loan from the V&A, and a newly conserved work from Sheffield’s collections.
The partnership between the V&A and Museums Sheffield was established in 1999 to extend access to the V&A's collections outside London and enable Museums Sheffield to showcase work from one of the UK’s leading national museums in the Yorkshire region. The partnership has also allowed both organisations to learn from each other through skill and experience sharing at all levels. In January 2010, the V&A and Museums Sheffield renewed their partnership for a further five years.