Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Manchester Art Treasures exhibition 1857

[Louis Haghe Sir Thomas Fairbairn handing over the address to the Prince Consort, 1857]


Hels said...

Well, I don't know about the art treasures but have a look at that splendid exhibition hall! Did it survive?

Hermes said...

It was only a temporary structure, but thanks for making me look further as they were other similar exhibitions in Dublin and Folkestone, all of which were designed to bring ART to the people. On Manchester there is fascinating material here:



really interesting about why it was built where it was and the evolution of Old Trafford.

Your own National Library has an interesting piece: