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.
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