Perpetuating the memory of one of the greatest men of the Victorian age

Symposium: Morris & Co. Interiors

November 6, 2019 09.30 - 17.00 at The Art Workers' Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT

The Morris & Co. interior is an instantly recognisable aesthetic, devised to bring art into the everyday, and give joy to both maker and user. This symposium on Wednesday 6 November 2019 at the Art Workers’ Guild in London will explore the different types of Morris & Co. interiors; private and public commissions, ranging from decorative schemes designed by the Firm to interiors created by customers, and the artist homes of William Morris and his close associates.

Domestic interiors are designed to be lived in and changes are inevitable. Tracing their development, especially when transition from private use to a publicly accessible space takes place, raises the question of authenticity. What then defines a Morris & Co. interior and what relevance do they hold in the 21st century?

More information and full programme can be downloaded here.

Tea and coffee is included in the ticket price, but please bring your own lunch.

The Art Workers’ Guild is wheelchair accessible.

This symposium is organised by the National Trust in partnership with the William Morris Society. We are grateful to our sponsor, the Decorative Arts Society, Art and Design 1850 to the Present.

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