Museum Collections (8 total)

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

Surrey Wild Flowers

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Surrey Wild Flowers, Elizabeth Redgrave, 1860-1876

These watercolours come from an album of over 150 images of plants and insects drawn by Elizabeth Redgrave. The album belonged to Thomas Horsfall who…

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Restharrow

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Restharrow, Emily Gertrude Thomson, 1881

A study of the wildflower, restharrow.

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White Flowers in a Rock Garden

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White Flowers in a Rock Garden, Helen Allingham, 1880

This small study for a larger picture by Helen Allingham was used in the Museum to illustrate the beauty of the natural world.

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White Harebells

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White Harebells, Emily Gertrude Thomson, 1879

Emily Gertrude Thomson studied at Manchester School of Art and became a successful artist and illustrator. This simple study was used to inform and…

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Sweet Peas

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Sweet Peas, Helen Allingham, 1880

Helen Allingham was a professional artist who specialised in watercolours. This nature study was bought by the Museum for its clear and detailed…

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Invitation to the Women's Club, 1914

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1914, Invitation to the Women's Club, 1914, Manchester Art Museum and University Settlement

During the early months of the First World War, the University Settlement opened a daily Women's Club to provide support and fellowship. Free access…

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Fawcett Debating Society Programme

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1906-01-01/1906-12-31, Fawcett Debating Society Programme, Manchester Art Museum and University Settlement

In 1866, Millicent Garrett Fawcett founded a non-violent campaign to achieve women’s suffrage. The Fawcett Society supported the empowerment of…

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Social Gathering, Association of Sewing Machinists

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1906, Social Gathering, Association of Sewing Machinists, Manchester Art Museum and University Settlement

The Art Museum hosted events for women workers, such as the many sewing machinists who worked in and around Ancoats. Although the Art Museum and…

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