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A weekend celebrating the Arts & Crafts Movement in the Haslemere area
Friday 7th to Sunday 9th July 2017Presenting a weekend of events including talks, lectures, tours and a dinner at St Christopher’s Church. This weekend is organised by the Haslemere Educational Museum, and supported by Haslemere Events and Haslemere Visitor and Local Information Centre.
The leaflet for the weekend, including a booking form, can be downloaded here.
Tickets: see the website for details
A network and website to showcase European museums based in artists’ former homes and studios now features over 100 museums.
Initiated by Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village and funded by the Tavalozza Foundation and the Heritage Lottery Fund, The Artist’s Studio Museum Network aims to raise the profile of artist’s studio museums and their collections. There are currently over 100 museums included, representing 20 European countries.
There is a particularly strong representation from Arts and Crafts interiors, with participating museums including: Leighton House, London, home of the great Victorian academic painter Frederic, Lord Leighton (1830-1896) and site of the famous ‘Arab Hall’. Limnerslease, at Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village, where Leighton’s friend GF Watts worked during the winter months; three sites associated with writer and designer William Morris (1834-1896) and the Victorian family home that became a studio for Morris’s friend Emery Walker (1851-1933).
More unusual is David Parr House, Cambridge, an unassuming terrace where Parr – an ‘artist painter’ employed by day at the decorative firm F R Leach - created his own luxury arts and crafts interiors, including hand-painted wall decorations, Gothic carvings and stained glass.
These UK arts and crafts house-museums now join an international network of artists’ studios, many with similarly spectacular interiors, as at Millesgården, Lidingö - where the Swedish sculptor Carl Milles (1875-1955) established a studio and sculpture garden - and the Rembrandt House, Amsterdam, whose purchase in 1639 would eventually drive Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) into debt.
All are ready for exploration at www.artiststudiomuseum.org
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