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A one-off opportunity to uncover what the historic logbooks of the Morris & Co. archive reveal about the firm, the personalities and the Victorian Period.

Join Emma Hardy, Art and Design Historian, as she reveals the insights she discovered in the Morris & Co. archive during her PhD research. Learn more about how the colours and finishes of the firm’s wallpapers were influenced by the tastes and fashions of the Victorian period. Emma also looks at Morris & Co.’s less recognised designers, such as John Henry Dearle – apprentice to Morris and his successor as the firm’s lead designer.

Emma is an AHRC-funded PhD student researching the Morris & Co wallpapers with the Open University and the Sanderson Design Group Archive.

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Dovecot Studios

10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH1 1LT

01315 503660


Opening times

Gallery & Shop
Mon-Sat (10am-5pm)

Tapestry Studio Viewing Balcony
Mon-Fri (12pm-3pm)
Sat (10am-5pm)

Pinks at Dovecot
Mon 10am-3pm
Tue – Sat 9.30am-5pm

To ensure the safety of visitors and staff we have introducued various measures noted below. We are certified Good to Go by Visit Britain.

  • timed exhibition tickets
  • a one-way system around the building
  • hand-sanitising stations
  • increased cleaning
  • social distancing
  • face-coverings are to be worn throughout the building
  • plexiglass dividers between staff and visitors

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