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A significant part of Calderdale Museums' historic art collection came from the collections of Alderman Smith. These collections transferred to the Brighouse Corporation and then Calderdale MBC in 1974. The oils principally date to the Victorian period and the collection features important works by artists such as John Atkinson Grimshaw and Marcus Stone. More recent works include pieces by nationally acclaimed local artist Peter Brook.

  • 20 June 2021

    Here at Bankfield we are busy digitising our amazing fashion collection! This beautiful dolman has a stunning front tie, scalloped edging and black silk lining. It was worn in 1879 by Mrs Sleath of Oakes House near Halifax