Please find videos below of various lectures featured in the two-day conference ‘Art for the Nation: John Ruskin, Art Education and Social Change’, held at the National Gallery, London, on 20th and 21st September 2019.
The following organisations are among those that promote wider public interest in and study of Ruskin’s ideas:
Online Resources: The Elements of Drawing, is an online version of Ruskin’s Oxford Teaching Collection – an extensive collection of works of art that he gave to the University that includes many fine examples of Ruskin’s own drawings.
A simple introduction to who Ruskin was can be found on the Brantwood website, along with details of his home.
Other Resources: The following four major collections of Ruskin material all run educational programmes and organise site visits:
The Guild of St George Collection, Sheffield (a teaching collection created by Ruskin)
The Ruskin Library (the world’s largest repository of Ruskin materials)
The Ruskin Museum (both a teaching collection and Ruskin memorabilia)
Brantwood (Ruskin’s former home and estate)
The Ruskin Prize The John Ruskin Prize was inaugurated in 2012 by The Guild of St. George and The Big Draw (formerly The Campaign for Drawing). Organised and delivered by The Big Draw, The Prize aims to uphold Ruskin’s belief that drawing helps us to see the world more clearly.
Scholarly resources: The Ruskin Library at Lancaster University houses the world’s largest archive of Ruskin’s works and material associated with him.
Useful online resources include:
- The Complete Works of John Ruskin ed. E. T. Cook and Alexander Wedderburn (1903-12). Fully searchable and downloadable canned PDFs of the Library Edition.
- An electronic edition of ‘Modern Painters, volume I’
- Ruskin’s Venetian Notebooks
The associated Ruskin Research Centre runs a dedicated programme of postgraduate Ruskin studies, in addition to an informal weekly seminar. Scholarships are sometimes available for overseas students wishing to pursue research relating to Ruskin at Lancaster University.
A comprehensive biography of Ruskin is available on Wikipedia.
Material relating to Ruskin is widely distributed in public collections both in Britain and North America, most of which offer extensive online catalogue information. These are listed in the ‘major collections’ section on this site.