More on the Maltwoods

The University of Victoria Legacy Art Galleries was once the Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery. This website exists from those days (c. 1970 – 2006) is a wealth of information for those interested in learning more about John and Katharine Maltwood.

Additionally, the Katharine Maltwood Fonds can be accessed online. They provide a wealth of information on this woman  who was not only a collector, but a scholar and artist as well. It also gives visual evidence the ideals and aesthetic interests of both John and Katharine as collectors.

The University of Victoria Collections also contains many of Katharine’s own works. She was a well-known sculptor in Britain and Canada, one of her first commissions, Magna Mater, being requested by Elbert and Alice Hubbard for the Roycroft Workshops. Through this University of Victoria Library’s page you will find a short biography on Katharine Emma Maltwood (nee Sapsworth) and a Collections finding aid, as well as information on other relevant resources.

Katharine exerted creativity not only through three dimensional mediums, but also through the written word. The online exhibit, Katharine Maltwood Seeking The Tree of Life presents a selection of artifacts and documents from the Katharine Emma Maltwood fonds related to her interest in Glastonbury, the Holy Thorn Tree, and the enduring impact of her investigations into these topics.

The exhibit was created by Robbyn Gordon Lanning and sponsored by the University of Victoria Libraries as part of a directed fieldwork project through the University of Washington’s Information School. Parallel to the exhibit, items from the fonds were selected, digitized, assigned metadata, entered into digital collections management software, and published online as the Katharine Maltwood Digital Collection for public use.