John Rylands Library & The Ford Madox Brown Exhibition

  • John Rylands University Library Of Manchester |
  • Guided Tour |
  • Wednesday, 2 November 2011 - 10:30 until 16:00

The John Rylands University Library, Deansgate, Manchester is a neo-gothic building, built in the 1890s. Both the building and the collection are of outstanding international significance.

A 90 minute tour will include viewing the Special Collection - the archive of materials not normally on show to the public, including 15th century books and journal, illuminated manuscripts, archive documents and visual collectionsof paintings and photographs (some of which having been purchased with the aid of the Art Fund).

At 14.15 Julian Treuhertz, Curator of the Ford Madox Brown exhibition and former Director of the Walker Art Gallery, will give an introductory talk on this Pre-Raphaelite pioneer whose work is being shown in this first major exhibition since 1964. The exhibition will bring together 140 works from private and public collections to reveal the role Ford Madox Brown played in the development of Pre-Raphaeliteism and to explore how the artist's rebellion againt traditional taught methods led to a new style.

Venue details

John Rylands University Library Of Manchester John Rylands University Library Of Manchester, 250 Oxford Road, Manchester - 0161 275 3751 Merseyside M13 9PP