April 12, 2012
Printroom refurbishment at Kelmscott House
The William Morris Society UK, which cares for Kelmscott House, are appealing for sponsorship for the restoration and reinterpretation of the printroom and surrounding area. Kelmscott House was the home of William Morris for the final eighteen years of his life, and contains one of just three Albion presses still in existence that were used by Morris in printing the Kelmscott Press books. The current printroom was created in the 1970s as a working printroom and has not been refurbished since then. The Society now wishes to make a number of significant improvements including: restoration of the terrazzo flooring; installation of museum-quality exhibition cases; installation of low-energy lighting; new interpretation and visitor facilities; environmental monitoring. The Society hopes to raise upwards of £50,000 to pay for these improvements.
If you might be interested in contributing to the sponsorship of this work, further information can be obtained by contacting the Curator of Kelmscott House, Helen Elletson, by email, or via the Society's website.
Posted by Francis Cave at April 12, 2012 03:33 PM