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  • The Chatty Cafe

    11 April 2018

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  • New acquisition: Khushamdeed by Waqas Khan

    10 April 2018

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    We’re pleased to announce that Manchester Museums & Galleries Partnership has acquired three artworks by Lahore based artist Waqas Khan. Created in neon, the Khushamdeed series was conceived by Khan to evoke feelings of anonymity and a judgement-free passage. By positioning these works in Urdu script at the entrance of Manchester Art Gallery, the Whitworth […]

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  • We Make the City

    9 April 2018

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    Conversations about Manchester – Lahore – Karachi

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  • Works on loan: Dhaka to Tennessee

    26 February 2018

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    A round up of works from our collection that have gone out on loan in the last 3 months.

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  • Presenting the female body: Challenging a Victorian fantasy

    27 January 2018

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    A barometer of public taste 8 February 2018 Following a fantastic response to its seven day absence – both at the gallery itself and on-line – Waterhouse’s masterpiece Hylas and the Nymphs returned to public display at Manchester Art Gallery over the weekend. The painting – part of the gallery’s highly prized collection of Pre-Raphaelite […]

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  • Objects of Obsession: A new digital series in partnership with the Royal Academy and The Space

    9 January 2018

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    We are excited to announce our new digital video series in partnership with the Royal Academy and The Space

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  • Donors help us continue to grow our collection

    22 December 2017

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    We are pleased to welcome a new group of donors who have helped us to acquire works for the collection from the Manchester Contemporary 2018. A gift to the city from The Manchester Contemporary Art Fund. The Manchester Contemporary, the only UK invitational art fair for critically engaged contemporary art outside London, today announced artists William Mackrell […]

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  • #MAGfiction

    16 November 2017

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    See paintings differently. #MAGfiction is a new weekly series of very short stories inspired by the paintings in our collection, from Patrick, one of our Visitor Services team. We’ll be posting these on Twitter and Instagram every Friday. See the full series here. #FictionFriday John Everett Millais Winter Fuel The woodcutter and his daughter were […]

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  • From Denver, USA to Kitakyushu, Japan, gallery loans span the globe

    1 November 2017

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    Works from the gallery are frequently requested for loan by museums and galleries worldwide. Siân Millar our Loans Manager, who makes sure that the whole process of enabling loans from and to the gallery runs smoothly, highlights where some of our works have travelled to recently. Washington Merry Company by Jacob Ochtervelt, previously on display […]

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  • Can you help us test our website?

    30 October 2017

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    Help us improve access to information about our collections of fine art, costume and design.

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