‘A house that I love’: William Morris and Kelmscott Manor

Exhibition of treasures from Kelmscott Manor at Burlington House

9th July – 21st August 2020 at Burlington House

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William Morris Woodcut

As the conservation works have now begun in earnest at Kelmscott Manor, and in order to raise the remaining funds needed to complete the project, the Society will stage a major public exhibition of ‘treasures’ in their temporary loan from the Manor to the Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House from 9th July – 21st August 2020 and help us bring the £6 million conservation of the Manor to public attention.  



Works by William Morris and collections relating to his visual and literary imagination, as well as his artist friends, including Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Edward Burne-Jones, will be displayed along with artefacts by his wife Jane and daughter May, whose own devotion to Kelmscott helped to preserve Morris’s enduring legacy for future generations.

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We are looking to raise funds to cover the £30,000 costs of the exhibition displays, including transportation, conservation assessments and, where required, display cases and mounting. 

Peter Cormack Banner Design



So, for example, individual items would range from £2,500 for items of furniture and paintings to £500 for books and ephemera.  If you were willing to support the display of one or more objects, we would be delighted to acknowledge your support for the temporary exhibition at Burlington House and permanently at Kelsmcott Manor after it reopens in 2021. 


Drop banner sketch outside Soc:Ants by Peter Cormack OBE FSA, Honorary Curator, Kelmscott Manor



If you would like to help us with the exhibition we would be delighted to hear from you.  Please contact Dominic Wallis, Head of Development, 0207 479 7092 dwallis@sal.org.uk