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Media Coverage 

The Emery Walker’s House Trust has been delighted with extensive positive publicity since the house reopened in 2017.

We have welcomed journalists from around the world and have had features in The Guardian, Telegraph, Financial Times, Country Life, to name but a few, and are very grateful for their continued support. Please contact our Communications Consultant Lucinda MacPherson if you have any media enquiries at lucinda.macpherson@gmail.com.

Distinctions

In 2017, Emery Walker’s House was shortlisted by Apollo magazine for their prestigious international annual ‘Museum Opening of the Year’ award. The other five shortlisted entries included large international institutions, namely the National Gallery of Ireland, Zeitz MOCAA in Cape Town, Freer Gallery of Arts in Washington DC, Musée d’arts de Nantes (winner) and Musée Camille Claudel in France. This was a great distinction for Emery Walker’s House as, despite its relatively small size and modest budget, its quality and historic significance gained broad recognition. You can read the full Apollo magazine article here. Also, read the Hammersmith Today article.

Time Out magazine ranked Emery Walker’s House among the 20 top ‘timewarp places’ to visit in London. In addition, their readers voted for us in the Love London Awards, which you can read about here.

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The Culture Trip website listed the house among ‘The best artists’ homes and studios to visit in London’.

 

The house was also included in the House Beautiful list of London’s Best House Museums.

20 April 2017 Reopening

The following articles analysed in detail the restoration process that took place in Emery Walker’s House and focused on its uniqueness and historic value. Many authors comment that the house is ‘one of the best preserved Arts and Crafts interiors in the UK’.

 

Conservation & Heritage Journal:

Absolutely magazine May 2017 issue:

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The Victorian July 2017 issue:

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The English Home May 2017 issue:

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Hammersmith Society April 2017 newsletter:

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Our Patch ‘Cover Story’ summer 2017 issue:

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Hudson’s September 2017:

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You can also read the Evening Standard and English Home articles, as well as the Hammersmith and Fulham Historic Buildings Group newsletter (Summer 2017), which prompts Londoners to visit Walker’s house, or the ‘temple to the Arts & Crafts movement’.

For further reading concerning the restoration, check the English Home and Hammersmith & Fulham articles.

For general visitor information, check London Shh, Culture 24, Irish Times, Historic Houses and Chiswick Calendar.

Bloggers that suggest a visit to Emery Walker’s House: About London Laura, Spialfield’s Life, Memoirs of a Metro Girl and Diary of a Londoness.

Online Presence

London Live has uploaded a video about Walker’s extraordinary personal Islamic Collection that was kept intact through the decades. You can watch the video here.

The Arts & Crafts Hammersmith website was launched in January 2017 to acclaim great feedback and coverage so far. Its launch was highlighted as the second lead story on Chiswick W4.com homepage. This is the largest community website of its kind in Europe, which has over 25.000 members and received over 200.000 visits at the time.

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News about the website launch also appeared on the front page of the Chiswick Herald, Hammersmith and Fulham forum and on the Hammersmith and Fulham website. Here is the announcement that appeared at the St. Michael’s newsletter, widely read at the local area.

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You can always follow Arts & Crafts Hammersmith on Facebook and Twitter. Out & About suggested their readers to participate in one of the popular Textile Tours taking place every month in Emery Walker’s House and the William Morris Society. You can book your tickets on the museum’s Eventbrite page.

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History and Architecture

Guardian 21 April 2017: ‘This house is unique because it hasn’t been re-created – it is still as it was lived in’.

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Financial Times Weekend 11-12 November 2017 on May Morris:

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Sunday Telegraph 30 April 2017: ‘It was so exciting watching the original jewel-like colours emerging from the paper’.

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Another Sunday Telegraph article describes the small treasures that visitors can encounter during their visit at Emery Walker’s House, including the reading glasses and a piece of hair of William Morris that Emery kept when his beloved friend died. 

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Daily Mail introduces its public to an Arts & Crafts interior in Sussex designed by Philip Webb. He was a close collaborator of Emery Walker and William Morris. Full article here.

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Country Life 10 May 2017 issue devoted a four-page long article on May Morris, Emery Walker and Hammersmith’s Arts & Crafts tradition.

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Period Living 2019:

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Out & About April-May 2017 issue:

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Selvege magazine issue 77:

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Chiswick Woman April 2017 issue offers an insight into the Arts and Crafts movement, the partnership between Emery Walker’s House and William Morris Society, as well as the friendship of the two great men.

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Patch magazine Summer 2017 issue:

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Also, read the Times Literary Supplement article on the Dove Press.

Other

Find here the ‘Spring Awakening for Emery Walker’s House’ press release. It was featured in All About London, Chiswick W4 and the Historic Houses Association websites on 22 March 2017, as well as in Hammersmith Today.

Actor Hayley Atwell (Captain America, BBC’s 1910s novel Howards End) interview for Idler magazine took place at Emery Walker’s House.

House and Garden April 2017 issue features wallpaper conservator Allyson McDermott pictured at Emery Walker’s House.

Also, read the Times Literary Supplement article on the Dove Press.