The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood were radical artistic rebels in their day and Manchester Art Gallery has one of the most important collections of their work in the world. But what do they mean to today’s Mancunians?
The Pre-Raphaelite Experiment is a year long project (May 2011 - June 2012), during which we’ll be working with a range of visitors to reinterpret our historic collection for a contemporary audience. Gallery 6, one of our Victorian galleries, has been turned into a creative hub, inspired by four Pre-Raphaelite paintings on display there that explore the themes of nature, storytelling, and modern life.
School and college groups can explore what is happening in The Pre-Raphaelite Experiment, and find out more about the artists and access resources to plan your visit.
Meet some of our pioneering Pre-Raphaelite teachers:
Image: Dante Gabriel Rossetti, The Bower Meadow (1850-1872) Detail
The Pre-Raphaelite experiment is supported through the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Take a look at our KS2 self guided resource