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WMS New President Appointee Dr Tristram Hunt

Posted on April 30, 2023

We are very excited and honoured to announce the appointment of Dr Tristram Hunt as the William Morris Society’s new President. Dr Hunt is the Director of the V&A, and a distinguished historian and author. He has been an essential supporter of the Society, and delivered our 2019 Kelmscott Lecture, exploring the inter-relationships between Morris, South Kensington and Socialism.

We are delighted that Dr Hunt’s first official act in his new role with us will be to open our exhibition, ‘Morris’s Successor: John Henry Dearle’. This will be the first time an exhibition has focussed on the work of a man who Morris discovered, trained and who eventually became Director of Morris & Co, creating some of the firm’s most iconic designs.  The exhibition will focus on Dearle’s 50+ year career with Morris & Co. and will run from 13th April – 17th December 2023.