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The Whitworth Art Gallery Archive: the development of a Manchester cultural institution

Matthew Schofield has recently catalogued the archives of the Whitworth Art Gallery. He writes:

The Whitworth Art Gallery reopened on 14 February 2015 following a £16.9 million refurbishment and extension. 741 more words


Easter Break - Part 1

I have had a week of holiday and it has been heaven! Following a very relaxing Easter weekend, I headed to Glasgow for a night of spa and cocktails. 216 more words

Busy Exploring

Manchester Covered

The Hotel

The recently opened Hotel Gotham takes its inspiration from Batman.  You will find stylish monochrome rooms with a splash of comic book colour and with all the usual hotel comforts.  453 more words


If A Racist Shouts In An Empty Forest...

It being a sunny Easter bank holiday weekend – when Manchester makes its annual grab at looking fresh, clean and full of expectation for the summer ahead – seeking chilled out stimulation Gail and I took a long overdue trip to the recently refurbished and extended Whitworth Art Gallery. 2,610 more words


What Should our Museums Look Like in 2020?

David Anderson, director general, National Museums Wales

Museums in 2020 should be radical and participative institutions at the heart of their communities. They should be working in partnership with third-sector organisations to develop formal and informal learning, health and wellbeing, skills and social change.  1,102 more words


exploded shed

saw this last weekend at the revamped Withworth Art Gallery in Manchester. It’s been at the Tate in London before, it’s by Cornelia Parker


The Northern Powerhouse: A Stroll down Oxford Road

Yesterday, I took the opportunity to breathe in the culture of George Osborne’s Northern Powerhouse, by taking a stroll down Manchester’s Oxford Road

A few hours earlier, driving in to the city centre, I had listened to George being quizzed on his party political broadcast, sorry, I meant his budget speech, the previous day . 362 more words