Well, I’d like it to be real travel, but I’m afraid it’s vicarious! The William Morris Gallery is located in London, which is a rather long hop from Kansas. Still, the good news is that the William Morris Gallery has a wonderfully refurbished website, perfect for browsing from afar. It’s worth looking at, if you’re a William Morris fan, or if you’re just wanting a bit of inspiration!
Feel free to click any of the images to go directly the gallery.
The William Morris Gallery is located in Walthamstow, London. It looks like a beautiful place! To see some photos of the gardens and the buildings, check out the William Morris Gallery on flickr. Those photos make me want to be there Right Now! (Especially this one!)
But back to the website and reality. Definitely visit the Collection, where you can browse through different William Morris and related works.
There are several categories here, each with a number of images of different items related to William Morris and his era. While the Gallery itself houses over 10,000 items, the website is yet a wee bit sparsely populated – still, there’s lots of beautiful stuff to see and interesting stuff to read!
Hidden in the About section on the website, you’ll find the Collection Overview, which is good reading. There’s also a nice section there on the history and redevelopment of the gallery, where you can read about the architectural history of the house itself, plus information on the development of the gallery.
Well, that’s my vicarious travel for today! If you happen to be putzing about London anytime soon with nothing to do, hop on the public transport and go visit the William Morris Gallery! And if you’re like me, squizzing about for inspiration online on a rainy Saturday morning, take a moment to enjoy the online resource. Hopefully, the future will see a further development of the site, but I’m excited to see it refurbished to this point, and will be watching it closely for additions!
Enjoy your weekend!