Events

Taking Stock – public tour 13 July

Get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to delve behind the scenes of Manchester Art Gallery’s remarkable collection.  

Since late 2023, we have embarked on an extraordinary journey of Taking Stock of the collection.
Step into Gallery 17, transformed into an ‘open store,’ with over 6600 objects from paintings to ceramics and sculptures, many of which have remained hidden from public view until now. 

Meet curatorial and learning staff and hear more about Manchester’s civic collection. 
Join in the discussion as we explore ideas of what the city’s art collection looks like now and how it can best meet the needs of the future. 

Due to this being a storage space, numbers on tours are limited to 12 people. Booking is therefore essential. Please meet your group outside the doors to Gallery 17 (top floor of the gallery) five minutes before your tour start time.    

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