A collection for Sheffield

Mar 23 2011

Ruskin Collection © Museums SheffieldOne of the most influential thinkers of the 1800s, John Ruskin was committed to sharing his passion for the beauty of the natural world with the people of Sheffield. Established for the enjoyment of the Victorian city’s workers, Ruskin’s incomparable collection of fine art and natural history continues to inspire more than 150 years after it was begun.

Following a major redevelopment programme, The Ruskin Collection has reopened and we would like to welcome you to take a look inside….You’ll find Ruskin’s Desk waiting to tell you all about his interests and why he brought his fabulous collection of objects to Sheffield; an area to sit and read underneath a tree; illuminated manuscripts that illuminate the entire room and you might even make friends with a flamingo if you’re lucky.

On Saturday 19 March Museums Sheffield opened the doors once more to The Ruskin Collection after several months of extensive renovation. All the hard work has paid off and the visitors through the door hailed the renovation a success. A gallery for the 21st Century containing objects that will “brighten, strengthen, refine and form living spirits” as Ruskin once said. I would like to think he would be proud of where his Collection is now displayed.


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