Museum Collections (8 total)

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

Art Museum Committee established

Art Museum Committee established, 1877-12-01

Thomas Horsfall formed an committee to develop and promote his idea of an art museum for the working people of Manchester, with the support of the…

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Film: Horsfalling, 42nd Street, Ancoats

Film: Horsfalling, 42nd Street, Ancoats, dir. Belle Vue Productions, prod. Belle Vue Productions, University of Manchester, 2014

Horsfalling was the name of a creative project produced by 42nd Street and Grizedale Arts in spring 2014. The project took the form of a pop-up shop…

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Film: Art for All: Exploring the legacies of Thomas Horsfall at Manchester Art Gallery

Film: Art for All: Exploring the legacies of Thomas Horsfall at Manchester Art Gallery, dir. Belle Vue Productions, prod. Belle Vue Productions, University of Manchester, 2014

This short film introduces the exhibition Art for All at Manchester Art Gallery, and explores how the ideas of Thomas Horsfall continue to inform the…

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The Horsfall, 42nd Street, Ancoats

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The Horsfall, 42nd Street, Ancoats, 2013-2016

In 2013, 42nd Street, a mental health charity working with young people in crisis, launched a new creative programme called A Different Spirit. The…

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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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Portrait of Mr Horsfall

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Portrait of Mr Horsfall, Frederick Beaumont, 1914

Thomas Horsfall was a tireless campaigner for many causes, including the improvement of living conditions through the removal of slum dwellings and…

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Photograph of the Staircase, Manchester Art Museum

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Photograph of the Staircase, Manchester Art Museum, after 1914

This photograph of the central staircase in the Manchester Art Museum shows the portrait of Thomas Horsfall, painted by Frederick Beaumont in 1914,…

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Popular Lectures, 1898

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1898, Popular Lectures, 1898, Manchester Art Museum and University Settlement

During the Autumn of 1898, weekly lectures were held each Monday at 8pm. Thomas Horsfall gave the first lecture in the series, which then covered…

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