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Rum from Eigg, Inner Hebrides, (detail), oil on canvas by Albert Julius Olsson (1864–1942), photo credit: Gallery Oldham


Art Speaks: Sabrina Mahfouz

We challenged four poets to create an original piece inspired by a painting of their choice from Art UK.

Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

Victoria Street, Manchester

Victoria Street, Manchester

Our thoughts are with everyone in Manchester, we are so sorry to hear about the devastating attack on this beautiful city.

Footballers, c.1955, oil on canvas (?) by Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton (1904–1980), © National Portrait Gallery, London, photo credit: National Football Museum

c.1955, oil on canvas (?) by Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton (1904–1980)

Director's choice: National Football Museum

Kevin Moore, Director of the Museum, selects some of his personal favourites from its rich art collection.

Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

The Garden, Redcroft

The Garden, Redcroft

Edgar Wood (1860–1935)

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Self Portrait, 1925, oil on board by Laurence Stephen Lowry (1887–1976), © The L. S. Lowry Collection, photo credit: The L. S. Lowry Collection

1925, oil on board by Laurence Stephen Lowry (1887–1976)

L. S. Lowry – The Art & The Artist

More gallery space than ever before has been dedicated to re-displaying the Lowry collection: see it this summer.

V&A meetup, photo credit: Dan Vo

V&A meetup

Introducing Museum Detox: being BAME in museums

Museum Detox has formed a safe environment for BAME professionals to discuss issues affecting them within the UK arts and heritage sector since 2014. Find out more.

Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

Study of a 'Cab at All Saints'

Adolphe Valette (1876–1942)

Lowry's tutor and most famous for his urban landscapes of Manchester.


Art Matters: Bob and Roberta Smith and Yinka Shonibare

Talking politics, identity and racism: a conversation between two friends who just happen to be two giants of the art world.

Bobby with Jeremy Paxman, photo credit: BBC

Bobby with Jeremy Paxman

How to answer every art question on University Challenge

Bobby Seagull, team captain for Emmanuel College, Cambridge shares his five simple steps to success.

Photo credit: National Maritime Museum

Deptford Dockyard

Joseph Farington (1747–1821)

Explore the paintings of an eighteenth-century Manchester-born landscape painter and diarist.

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