This website was made possible through a generous bequest by the late Daphne Plunket of Leicester. Many of the objects shown on the website are on display at New Walk Museum, Leicester. Here you can find out how to see them in person.
The website has been created by a team at Leicester Arts & Museums Service with the help of The Friends of Leicester and Leicestershire Museums. It has been made possible by a generous bequest from the estate of the late Daphne Plunket of Leicester, a passionate collector of Arts and Crafts furniture and Gimson's work in particular.
Daphne Plunket and her mother Mrs A Evans were very generous over the years, donating many pieces of furniture to Leicester Arts & Museums Service. We are very happy to be able to showcase those donations and all of our other work by Ernest Gimson, Ernest and Sidney Barnsley, Peter Waals, and Edward Barnsley along with a selection from the Dryad collection of international handicraft here on this website.
Thank you for additional images to the families of John Paul Cooper and Frank Green, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, De Montfort University, Loughborough University, Leicester University and the owners of Inglewood, the White House and Stoneywell.
A permanent gallery showcasing the Arts & Crafts collection can be seen at Leicester Museum & Art Gallery.Find out more
Ernest Gimson was an architect as well as a designer, he built some houses near the centre of Leicester and some out in the Charnwood Forest in Leicestershire.Find out more
Souvenir items relating to Leicester's Arts & Crafts Collection are now on sale at the New Walk Museum Shop.Find out more
Places to visit related to Ernest Gimson or the Arts & Crafts Movement as well as links to other websites that may be of interest to our viewers.Find out more
About the project
This website is the result of work by a large group of people who worked to create it between 2005 and 2007.
Leicester Arts and Museums Service would like to thank:
- Marion Daetwyler
- Sylvia Gibson
- Don Gimson
- Pam Inder
- Pat Leslie
- Rowan Roenisch
- Aubrey Stewart
- Adam Suddaby
- Marilyn Switzer
- Ian Collins
- Thomas Douglas
- Carlianne Matthews
- Thomas Richards
- Colette Sotrines
- Leicester University
- De Montfort University
- Loughborough University
- Blackwell House
- Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum
- Chris Vickers (Arts & Crafts craftsman)
- Lawrence Neal (Arts & Crafts craftsman)
Leicester Arts and Museums Service would also like to thank all of the people who have helped to source images, provided their stories and helped to organise photo shoots.
David Orton, Project Co-ordinator.
Mary Greensted, Text author.
Kerem Cetindamar, Photographer and website assistant.
Millie Smith, Steering Group Chair & President of the Friends of Leicester and Leicestershire Museum.