Is it on display?

Exhibition installation

We’re refreshing many of our major displays. By moving pictures and sculptures around and putting new works on display, you’ll have more opportunities to explore our rich historic art collection in new ways.

Discover hidden gems, rarely shown out of storage before. Catch up with some familiar favourites returning to the gallery after appearances in major international exhibitions. Enjoy some of the most significant contemporary artworks we’ve acquired in recent years. And see some fabulous works on loan to the gallery from around the country.

Check here for suggestions of new things to see and for details of temporary room closures as we’re making these changes.

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Gallery closures

Gallery 4 closed 7-11 July 2014
This gallery will be closed for a week for repainting and the installation of a new display - Natural Forces: Romanticism and Nature which opens on 12th July.

In preparation for this we will be taking down Marshal Ney Supporting the Rear Guard During the Retreat from Moscow by Adolphe Yvon on Friday 4th July. The painting will be going to our conservation studio for a clean before being put back on display in the new show.

Video Jam Sound Checks
On Thursday 17th July we will be doing sound checks throughout the afternoon for our Video Jam event. These sound checks can sometimes be very loud, so you may want to adjust your visit times accordingly if you're looking for a peaceful visit.

Paintings going out on loan 2013/14

The following paintings will be coming off display to go out on loan to major international exhibitions. They will be replaced temporarily with other works from the collection.

Manfred on the Jungfrau, Ford Madox Brown, 1916.13
Sibylla Delphica, Edward Burne Jones, 1886.5
Joli Coeur, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1937.746
September - Now for the Painter, Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1947.507
November - Thomson's Aeolian Harp, Joseph Mallord William Turner, 1979.7
January 2014 - Fortress of Konigstein: Courtyard with the Brunnenhaus, Bernardo Bellotto. 1982.712

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Will it be on display?

We make changes to the displays when works of art are loaned out to other museums and galleries, for conservation or when we want to make room to show you something new.

If you’re coming to the Gallery to see a particular favourite, please always remember to telephone in advance to check if it is on display.

Tel: 0161 235 8888
This page was last updated 8 July 2014.

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