Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum

The Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum is an art gallery and local museum in Worcester, the county town of Worcestershire, England.[1]

Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum
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Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum
Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum is located in Worcestershire
Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum
Shown in Worcestershire
Established1833
LocationWorcester
Coordinates52°11′47″N 2°13′21″W / 52.1963°N 2.2224°W / 52.1963; -2.2224Coordinates: 52°11′47″N 2°13′21″W / 52.1963°N 2.2224°W / 52.1963; -2.2224
Websitewww.worcestershire.gov.uk/museums/info/2/city_art_gallery_and_museum

HistoryEdit

 
The gallery holds a number of works by Henry Harris Lines, including this one, Holt Church, as well as Lines' notebooks

The museum was founded in 1833 by members of the Worcestershire Natural History Society.[2] It is located in a Victorian building in central Worcester, which opened in 1896.[1] The Worcestershire Regiment Museum collection moved from Norton Barracks to the Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum in 1970.[3]

In 2021 the Art Gallery & Museum received a donation of £300,000 from an unnamed donor.[4][5]

CollectionsEdit

The gallery has a programme of contemporary art and craft exhibitions.[6] Displays include the industrial history of Worcester, local geology, natural history, together with 19th- and 20th-century paintings, prints, and photographs.[7] The Worcester Soldier galleries display the collections of the Worcestershire Regiment and the Queen's Own Worcestershire Hussars.[8]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Worcester City Art Gallery & Museum". Culture24. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum". Contemporary Art Society. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Worcestershire Regimental Collection". Stand Firm Strike Hard. Retrieved 8 November 2014.
  4. ^ Barnett, Christian (8 September 2021). "Mystery donation to Worcester art gallery will kickstart first major investment since the 90s". Worcester News. Retrieved 10 September 2021.
  5. ^ "Donation offer of £300,000 to boost Worcester art gallery". BBCNews. 28 August 2021. Retrieved 10 September 2021.
  6. ^ "Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum". Shropshire Guild of Contemporary. Archived from the original on 7 July 2012. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  7. ^ "Worcester City Museum and Art Gallery". Art Fund. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  8. ^ "Worcester Soldier galleries". Visit Worcestershire. Retrieved 10 June 2018.

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