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Cotton to Gold: Extraordinary Collections of the Industrial North West

12th September – 14th November 2015.

12 – 4.45pm.

Cotton to Gold:

Extraordinary Collections of the Industrial North West

In early 2015 Two Temple Place, London,¬†as part of their Winter Exhibition Programme hosted the ‘Cotton to Gold’ exhibition. Working with Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery, Haworth Art Gallery in Accrington and Towneley Hall Art Gallery and Museum in Burnley, it was their aim to celebrate the heritage of industrial Lancashire, and the civic pride and culture of philanthropy that led to these collections being available for both residents and visitors to view today.

Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery are proud to be hosting a scaled down version of the Two Temple Place exhibition.

Highlights of the exhibition will include J.M.W Turner watercolours, Roman Coins and Medieval Manuscripts.

To see a short video of Dr Cynthia Johnston, from the Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study at the University of London and also one of ‘Cotton to Gold’ Curators discuss the exhibition click here.

Image Gallery

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  • Katsushika Hokusai 'Red Fuji' 1831
  • Katsushika Hokusai 'The Great Wave off Kanagawa' 1831
  • Beetle Collection