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Julia Griffin


“This volume makes a significant contribution to a growing body of literature that places the Arts & Crafts movement in a global context… [it] is a beautiful book and a scholarly triumph” (Useful & Beautiful, summer 2021)


“Well-written, and stuffed full with invention, information and historical insights… [this book] is a poignant testimony to how culture can stimulate national aspirations” (The Victorian, July 2021)


- Reviews of Young Poland: The Polish Arts & Crafts Movement 1890-1918 (co-edited by Julia Griffin)


Art historian and curator Julia Griffin, MA, PhD, is a specialist in 19th and 20th century British and Polish art, design and cultural history. As Young Poland Project Curator at the William Morris Gallery, Julia co-curated the world’s first exhibition on the movement in the context of the International Arts & Crafts and was joint winner of the Association for Art History's 2022 Curatorial Award for best UK exhibition. She also co-edited the publication Young Poland: The Polish Arts & Crafts Movement 1890-1918 (Lund Humphries, 2020, shortlisted for the 2022 Alfred H Barr Jr Award, CAA). Julia has studied art and cultural history at the Courtauld Institute of Art, Central Saint Martins and the University of the Arts London. Her PhD explored Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Morris and Kelmscott Manor, and she was awarded the Freedom of the City of London in recognition of her services as Principal Curator of the Guildhall Art Gallery (2015). Julia is a contributor to numerous publications on British and Polish art and has also worked at the Society of Antiquaries of London and the Watts Gallery. 

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