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Aims and objectives

The Voysey Society has been founded to celebrate the life and work of architect and designer Charles Francis Annesley Voysey (1857-1941), one of the leading figures in the Arts and Crafts movement.

The Society’s aims are to:

  • assist in protecting and preserving the original character and amenities of Voysey’s designs, buildings and other objects;
  • inform and educate the public about Voysey's work so as to increase its appreciation and understanding of the design philosophies and qualities involved;
  • undertake and promote research in connection with Voysey’s work and related matters, and promote the dissemination of the results;
  • focus on buildings and objects designed by Voysey which are considered to be at risk;
  • provide assistance to the owners of Voysey buildings, furniture, textiles and other artefacts in respect of fundraising, conservation, repair and maintenance, and sympathetic use.

Amongst other activities, the Society will:

  • develop a programme of meetings, exhibitions, lectures and visits throughout the country; and
  • facilitate and encourage relevant publications.

Page last amended 29th June 2016