M HKA gaat digitaal

Met M HKA Ensembles zetten we onze eerste ├ęchte stappen in het digitale landschap. Ons doel is met behulp van nieuwe media de kunstwerken nog beter te kaderen dan we tot nu toe hebben kunnen doen.

We geven momenteel prioriteit aan smartphones en tablets, m.a.w. de in-museum-ervaring. Maar we zijn evenzeer hard aan het werk aan een veelzijdige desktop-versie. Tot het zover is vind je hier deze tussenversie.

M HKA goes digital

Embracing the possibilities of new media, M HKA is making a particular effort to share its knowledge and give art the framework it deserves.

We are currently focusing on the experience in the museum with this application for smartphones and tablets. In the future this will also lead to a versatile desktop version, which is now still in its construction phase.

William Morris

+ 1896

Born in United Kingdom.

The son of a wealthy businessman, William Morris enjoyed a comfortable childhood before going to Marlborough and Exeter College, Oxford. His admiration for the Pre-Raphaelites led him to be introduced to Dante Gabriel Rossetti whose influence can be seen on Morris's only surviving painting La Belle Iseult. In the 1860s Morris decided that his creative future lay in the field of the decorative arts. The 'Firm' (later renamed Morris & Co) was particularly well-known for its stained glass, examples of which can be seen in churches throughout Britain. Morris produced some 150 designs which are often characterized by their delightful foliage patterns. Among his many other works were Icelandic and classical translations, Sigurd the Volsung, The Pilgrims of Hope, and a series of prose romances which included A Dream of John Ball, News from Nowhere, and The Well at the World's End. Morris entered national politics in 1876 as treasurer of the Eastern Question Association. He soon became disillusioned with the Liberals and in 1883 joined the socialist Democratic Federation. After disagreements with the Federation's leader, H. M. Hyndman, he formed the Socialist League, and later the Hammersmith Socialist Society. During the 1880s he was probably the most active propagandist for the socialist cause, giving hundreds of lectures and speeches throughout the country. In 1890 Morris founded the Kelmscott Press. In all, sixty-six volumes were printed by the Kelmscott Press. Morris died at Kelmscott House on 3 October 1896.

>William Morris, The Roots of the Mountains, 1889.Book, ink, paper, 424 p, language: English, publisher: Reeves and Turner.

>William Morris, A Tale of the House of the Wolfings and All the Kindreds of the Mark, 1889.Book, ink, paper, 199 p, language: English, publisher: London: Reeves and Turner, ISBN: N/A.

>William Morris, News from Nowhere, 1890.Book, ink, paper, 185 p, language: English.

>William Morris, The Story of the Glittering Plain, 1891.Book, ink, paper, language: English, publisher: Kelmscott Press, ISBN: N/A.

>William Morris, Child Christopher and Goldilind the Fair, 1895.Book, ink, paper, 2 volumes: 256 p, 239 p, language: English, publisher: Kelmscott Press, ISBN: N/A.

>William Morris, The Water of the Wondrous Isles, 1896.Book, ink, paper, 340 p, language: English, publisher: Kelmscott Press.

>William Morris, The Sundering Flood, 1897.Book, ink, paper, 508 p, language: English, publisher: Kelmscott Press.

>William Morris, The Well at World's End (Volume 2), 2000.Book, ink, paper, 20.3 x 12.7 cm, 242 p, language: English, publisher: Berkeley Heights, NJ: Wildside Press, ISBN 1-58715-089-1.

>William Morris, The Well at World's End (Volume 1), 2000.Book, ink, paper, 20.5 x 12.5 cm, 320 p, language: English, publisher: Berkeley Heights, NJ: Wildside Press, ISBN: 1-58715-088-3 .

>William Morris, A Dream of John Ball and A King's Lesson, 2007.Book, ink, paper, 20.8 x 13.4 cm, 143 p, language: English, publisher: Boston, Massachusetts: Adamant Media Corporation, ISBN: 9780543682284.

>William Morris, Wood Beyond the World.Book, ink, paper, 20.5 x 13.3 cm, 157 p, language: English, publisher: Hamburg: tredition GmbH, ISBN: 9783842427235.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: Book Lovers 4.0 (Pop-up Bookstore). 28 January 2014 - 02 February 2014.

> Exhibition: THE BOOK LOVERS - A Project about Artist Novels. 25 January 2013 - 09 March 2013.

> Exhibition: The Preparation of the Novel (Book Lovers 5.0). 18 July 2014 - 05 September 2014.

> Exhibition: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE ARTWORK BECOMES A NOVEL?. 07 December 2012 - 21 April 2013.

> Ensemble: The Artist's Novel.