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Manchester Art Gallery
Mosley Street
Manchester

M2 3JL
Contact
Telephone: 0161 235 8888
Fax: 0161 235 8899
Email: h.smith@notes.manchester.gov.uk

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Overview of collections

The collection encompasses a wide range of fine art and decorative art; mostly dating from the 17th - 20th centuries and including British and continental paintings and sculpture, with works by Gainsborough, Turner, Stubbs and the Pre-Raphaelite artists and also English and continental decorative arts, including glass, ceramics, furniture and metalwork.

Overview of how collections are displayed

The new museum opened in May 2002 and houses displays from the fine and decorative art collections with a full range of interpretation including low tech inter-actives and handling collections in selected galleries, computer terminals and multi-language labelling. A new decorative art open store and research facility (the Granada Study Room) is due to open from 2003. The Clore Interactive Gallery is designed specifically to make art more accessible to young people, whilst the Clore Drawing space provides another interactive area for visitors to practice drawing skills.

Star Objects at this location

Turner watercolours; British & European ceramics, glass and metalware; Pilkington's ceramics; Industrial art collection of 1930s ceramics and glass; Rutherstom collection of 1920s & 1930s paintings
Collection Descriptions
Arms & Armour Collection (Manchester Art Gallery)
The collections of all four Manchester City-run galleries contain items of arms and armour.
Costume & Textile Collection (Manchester Art Gallery)
Costume accounts for around half of the total gallery collections held by the City Galleries and comprises 14858 item...
Decorative & applied Art Collection (Manchester Art Gallery)
The service-wide collection of decorative and applied art includes 3202 British & European ceramics (incl Pilkington'...
Fine Art Collection (Manchester Art Gallery)
The service-wide collection of fine art includes 1854 oil paintings, 100 Miniatures, 5682 prints and photographs, 3,6...
Medals Collection (Manchester Art Gallery)
The collections of all four Manchester City-run galleries contain a small number of medals.
Numismatics Collection (Manchester Art Gallery)
The collections of all four Manchester City-run galleries contain just over 2000 coins.

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