Charles Rutherston was a significant contributor to the collections of Manchester Art Gallery. He was not an artist, but a retired Bradford-based textile businessman and philanthropist with a passionate love of art both as a collector and a generous friend and patron to artists. He gifted his collection to Manchester Art Gallery in 1925 as he was impressed by Manchester’s reputation for being ‘public spirited’.
The Charles Rutherston Meeting Room is adjacent to the main entrance of the Gallery, in the original Royal Manchester Institution building. With huge windows overlooking Mosley Street and period architectural features, combined with comfortable seating and user friendly AV, the room is ideal for smaller meetings or lunches.
This meeting room is a functional room retaining original architectural features combined with contemporary furniture and AV. While guests will enjoy being in the heart of a busy public art gallery, you’ll enjoy a bright, easily accessible room, free WiFi, and included AV. We also have additional meeting rooms that can be used on their own or for breakout sessions.