Join us to discuss ideas and questions that will shape how we rearrange the gallery
The art currently on display in the Victorian building on Mosley Street has mostly stayed the same since 2002, so we have been thinking about how these galleries are used now and how they could be used in the future. We are still working it out, so to shape our ideas we are bringing together staff, artists, key partners and the public to share ideas and learn together along the way.
The collection is owned by the people of Manchester and looked after by gallery staff for the city council. It is vast and made up of around 46,000 objects, containing many stories, histories and ideas to be explored. Despite this the collection contains many stories that remain hidden, so we are moving away from chronological displays towards a thematic display that combines art from different times together.
We feel it’s important that the new displays are relevant in the 21st century and connect to the people of Manchester and beyond, so they will take being human and our lived experience today as their starting point. We thought we would share our thinking at this stage, so far we have identified a few key things that connect to us all:
What Is Manchester Art Gallery?
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