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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


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

Explosive Art at Whitworth Gallery

I had time at the end of my visit to Manchester to look round the Whitworth Art Gallery - and they allowed people to take photographs! 206 more words


An exciting year for Manchester

As someone from the North of the UK, I’ve been looking forward to 2015 for quite a while. You see, Manchester, is having a bit of cultural renaissance with reopenings, openings, anniversaries and biennials all neatly dotted through the first half of the year. 989 more words


Marking Walter Crane's Centenary

Today marks the centenary of the death of Walter Crane (1845-1915), one of the most important artists, designers and book illustrators of the Victorian era. 453 more words


Abstract in Architecture and Art

The construction of this roof over a metro station in Manchester looks like a piece of abstract art. The art itself is in the Whitworth Art Gallery by Cornelia Parker and intros instance shows cracks in the pavement.


Art and Architecture

During my stay in Manchester I had a couple of opportunities to do some photography of the area near where I was staying. On the last day I was also able to visit the newly refurbished Whitworth Art Gallery (albeit a relatively fleeting tour) and so I would like to post some of the shots I took of both the modern architecture in the centre of the city and the art on show.