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Planning for the future

The building work continues to gather pace for our new Arts & Heritage Centre. The continuing ‘soft strip’ entails the removal of all modern services throughout the building, taking the old library and art gallery back to the original Victorian fabric. These works have seen major changes to one of the second floor galleries as […]

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A week in the life of Gallery Oldham

My name is Sam Robson and I’m an A Level student at Bluecoat School. I chose to complete my work shadowing at Gallery Oldham, as it is local to me and would provide me with the relevant experience needed to gain a place on a history degree course. Shadowing the Senior Curator Sean Baggaley has […]

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Photo: 12 weeks until the Oldham Open!

12 weeks until the Oldham Open!

For those of you who have entered the Oldham Open before nothing much has changed, although we will have a slightly smaller amount of space due to exciting developments in the Old Library (see other blog posts for updates on that). It will be in Gallery 2 and the Community Gallery this year. Depending on […]

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A new project gets off to a great start…

Encountering the Unexpected       Our new project ‘Encountering the Unexpected’ began last Sunday evening at the Oldham Anglo West Indian Club. Gallery Oldham staff and our helper ‘Primrose’ were warmly welcomed by the community. We introduced ourselves and told the members a little about our special project. Then we introduced Primrose, who led […]

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The portacabins have landed

Regular visitors might have noticed some visible signs of progress with our project to create a new Heritage & Arts Centre. We handed the old library building over to contractors at the end of April and the next phase of works is getting underway. This an intensive series of surveys that will inform all the […]

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Photo: History of Lancashire in 70 Objects

History of Lancashire in 70 Objects

As part of a project to celebrate Lancashire Life’s 70th Birthday – Gallery Oldham needs your help in picking your favourite object to tell the story of the history of Lancashire. 70 of the final objects from across the North West will be selected to feature in both the magazine and a visitor trail from September – November 2017.

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Through the lens: Inside the Old Library and Museum by James Robertson

This week I have been completing work experience at Gallery Oldham and in my time here have explored The Old Library and Museum buildings. From a young age I’ve always had an interest in architecture ranging from structures in foreign countries like Italy to the more local ones in England. Photography has also been a big hobby in my […]

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Nightshade – Manchester Science Festival

This week I’ve been working at Gallery Oldham creating an installation of paper forms inspired by current exhibition ‘Art Forms in Nature’, a series of photographs by Karl Blossfeldt. The photographs show plant forms magnified up to 30 times their normal size allowing you to see their structure and detail. The paper plant and flower […]

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