the Whitworth, The University of Manchester

Submitted by dr_samantha_lackey on Mon, 07/22/2019 - 11:59

Founded in 1889 as the first English gallery in a park, the Whitworth has been transformed by a £15 million development. This is a gallery whose visitor numbers have climbed spectacularly in the past five years, whose contemporary exhibitions programmes have given new life to international collections, and whose risk-taking curatorial team has gained global attention. Part of the University of Manchester, the Whitworth is a gallery that is a place of research and academic collaboration, and whose education and learning teams have generated new approaches to working with non-traditional arts audiences. The Whitworth holds around 57,000 objects in its collections with specialisms in textiles, wallpapers, watercolours and contemporary art. The Whitworth's aim is to use its collections and work with researchers to create outcomes for positive social change. Current research projects include collaborations with the NHS and Manchester Alliance Business School.


Biological Sciences, Health & Food
Physical Sciences & Engineering
Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities
Public Policy or Delivering Public Services



Get in Touch

Public Contact email
Telephone Number

0161275 8450


North West
M15 6ER
United Kingdom

Last Updated: