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Companions & Friends day in Sheffield A chance for Guild Companions and friends to gather at the Millennium Gallery in Sheffield and hear about the Ruskin Collection, have a special tour of the stores (limited numbers) and hear from other Companions about projects and passions.
Head, Hand and Heart 2024 John Ruskin believed that the move from hand crafted objects to machine made mass-produced goods during the industrial revolution was detrimental to workers, physically, mentally and emotionally. He thought that industrialisation removed workers from the artistic process and as a result from nature itself. Ruskin felt that this dehumanized the worker and led to a loss of dignity. Ruskin advocated producing art and craft as he thought it brought “the hand, the head and the heart” together, helping to create a more purposeful and fulfilling way of life.
About The Ruskin Collection In his public letters, published under the title Fors Clavigera, Ruskin wrote of his desire to make art, books and other cultural treasures available to everyone by means of a 'national store'.