Friends excursions: the Art Workers’ Guild

Friends events

Monday 4 September 2017
11am — 12.30pm

Booking is now open to Friends of the RA.

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Masters chair, Art Workers Guild

Courtesy of The Art Workers’ Guild. © Graham Miller

Friends discover the history and work of the Arts Workers’ Guild, formed in the Arts and Crafts era, led by architectural historian Alan Powers.

Formed in 1894, the Art Worker’s Guild grew out of the work of the Arts and Crafts movement. Five young architects from the practice of Norman Shaw RA (including Edward Prior and W.R. Lethaby) united to form the Guild. The Guild promoted the ‘unity of all the arts’, denying the distinction between fine and applied art, and opposed the ‘professionalisation’ of architecture. The Guild’s mission remains; they continue to programme lectures and workshops for their members to promote the exchange of knowledge among art-workers of all disciplines in their beautiful Georgian headquarters in Holborn.

Friends will enjoy a private talk on the history of the Guild by renowned architectural historian and Guild Fellow Alan Powers, followed by an opportunity to explore some of the other Georgian rooms in the Guild’s headquarters.

This event is also taking place on 10 July 2017.

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

Monday 4 September 2017

11am — 12.30pm

Meet at Art Workers' Guild, 6 Queen Square, WC1N

£29. Includes coffee.

Booking is now open to Friends of the RA.

Book now