Reading Room and Gallery
|Monday - Friday||10.00 - 16.00|
|Thursday||10.00 - 19.00 (term time only)|
|Saturday||12.00 - 16.00 (term time only)|
The collections are central to the artistic culture and teaching of the faculty and have been since its foundation as the Manchester School of Art in 1853.
The collections include:
The Book Design, Artists' Books and Children's Book collections can be accessed without an appointment and can be searched on the Library catalogue.
The Manchester School of Art collection, the Archive collections, the Schmoller Collection of Decorated Papers and the Poster collections can be searched on the Special Collections catalogue. Please contact us to make an appointment to view material from these collections.
The Special Collections Gallery has a programme of exhibitions relating to the collections and also showcases the art and design practice and research of staff and students. Exhibition catalogues and collection publications are available to purchase. To hear about future events and exhibitions join our mailing list by visiting the Special Collections website.
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We Want People Who Can Draw: Instruction and Dissent in the British Art School
20 April - 31 July 2015
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Want to use the collections for study? How to get access to the Collections.