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Whitworth Art Gallery

The Whitworth Art Gallery re-opens on February 14th, 2015!

A £15 million development has transformed the gallery, doubling it in size and creating new spaces that embrace the park it calls home.Yet although the Whitworth is about to open a new chapter in its history, the organisation itself has a much broader story to tell.

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Institute
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Whitworth

Connections

Person

Mr Dean Whiteside

Initiatives include 10% carbon reduction despite a 33% addition to the building, Green Travel Plan, Environmental Champions' Blog, gave a talk on Sustainability at a national conference, gallery sustainable café, Whitworth Park 'bug hotels'

Keywords: 
Carbon, Management, Climate, Green travel, Transport, Sustainability, Galleries, External engagement, Engagement, Living Lab, Knowledge exchange

Person

Dr Maria Balshaw

Maria Balshaw has been Director of the Whitworth Art Gallery since June 2006. She has coordinated a challenging programme of historic, modern and contemporary exhibitions that capitalise on the Whitworth’s university location as well as having a strong international profile. She has led a successful campaign to expand the gallery and reconnect it to the surrounding park as well as modernise and revitalise the whole gallery.

Keywords: 
Heritage, Culture, Buildings, Arts, External engagement, Engagement, Politics, Governance, Community, Cities, Gender

Person

Mr Henry McGhie

One of the University's growing number of Sustainability Enthusiasts. Find out more about the initiative here.

I am all about ethical and sustainable living and working. I am extremely passionate about the natural environment, about museums, and about the power of personal choice.

Keywords: 
Animals, Ecology, Biodiversity, Environment, Conservation, Sustainability enthusiast, Workplace engagement, Engagement, Interdisciplinary, Knowledge exchange, Universities, Public engagement

Person

Ms Nicola Walker

One of the University's growing number of Sustainability Enthusiasts. Find out more about the initiative here.

Nicola discusses The Whitworth Art Gallery's green roof here.

Keywords: 
Sustainability enthusiast, Workplace engagement, Engagement, Biodiversity

Person

Ms Jo Beggs

I head up the development team which works across The Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester Museum and Manchester Art Gallery

Initiatives include 10% carbon reduction despite a 33% addition to the building, Green Travel Plan, Environmental Champions' Blog, gallery sustainable cafe, Whitworth Park 'bug hotels'.

Keywords: 
Carbon, Management, Climate, Green travel, Transport, Sustainability, Interdisciplinary, Knowledge exchange, Universities