Sunday 13 September 2015

A Year in Morris: What a Man!

Last week was the occasion of our Annual General Meeting, hosted at the Textile Museum of Canada. The finances were presented, changes in membership fees were discussed, and the current board was re-elected, with the welcome new addition of Dr. Ann Gagné. After a pause for refreshments, past-President John Wichelow gave a lecture titled 1876: A Year in  Morris. This focus on just one year in William Morris's life gave a clear idea of his prodigious output, his personal drive, his devotion to his family, his playfulness and idealogy. With lots of illustrations and excerpts from Morris letters, this felt like a particularly personal profile, and we hope to repeat this structure in years to come. There are quite a few amazing years to cover!

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