Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Ernest Gimson and the arts and crafts movement in Leicester

Leicester Arts and Museums Service has produced this website to showcase their collections relating to Ernest Gimson and the Arts and Crafts Movement in Leicester. A section on ‘Arts and Crafts’ provides a background to this movement and its connections with Leicester. The main section focuses on Gimson in Leicester and his work as an architect, designer and maker, as well as his influence on the Cotswold tradition. A useful chronology outlines key events relating to the Arts and Crafts movement and Gimson from the 1860s to the 1920s. Other Leicester arts and crafts designers, George Bankart, John Paul Cooper, Harry Peach and Dryad, are also highlighted on this site. The virtual musuem provides access to a large library of images of items in Leicester Arts and Museums Service collections.
Access: Free