Museum Collections (2 total)

Use this list to explore the collections, archive and historical events of the the Manchester Art Museum.

Photograph of the Horsfall Museum, Ancoats Hall

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Photograph of the Horsfall Museum, Ancoats Hall, After 1918

In 1918, Manchester Corporation took over the management of the Art Museum, effectively saving it from closure. From 1918 to 1953, the Art Museum…

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‘Art for All: Thomas Horsfall’s Gift to Manchester’ exhibition

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‘Art for All: Thomas Horsfall’s Gift to Manchester’ exhibition, 2013

When the Manchester Art Museum closed in 1953, its collections were absorbed into the holdings of Manchester City Galleries. For decades, this…

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