This landmark conference will present important new insights into the career of leading arts and crafts designer May Morris, the younger daughter of William and Jane Morris.
The event, which marks thirty years since the publication of Jan Marsh’s seminal biography, Jane and May Morris – A Biographical Story, will bring together new research on May’s life and work from curators, academics and independent scholars. The conclusions of the conference will inform a major new exhibition of May Morris’s work at the Gallery in 2017.
Included in the two-day study event are visits to the V&A’s Clothworkers’ Centre and our own collection store to view rare May Morris textiles. Delegates will also have the opportunity to take part in a riverside walk exploring the environment in which May lived and worked in Hammersmith.
The keynote lecture will be delivered by Jan Marsh, who will reflect on the enormous growth of public and academic interest in May Morris’s career since the publication of her biography.