'Museum for Everyone' Project 2017
As part of an Arts Council England funded 18 month project, the new Link Gallery at Bankfield will open on the 7th October 2017. The new Link Gallery space is designed for collaborative local community group exhibitions. We’re excited to announce the following three new exhibitions for the Link Gallery, curated in partnership with local community groups, using Calderdale Museums' fascinating collections:
The first exhibition, 'Akroydon', from the 7th October, will be new work from the Halifax Photographic Society about the past, present and future of the area of Akroydon, Halifax. This will be shown alongside objects from Calderdale Museums' collections reflecting the unique histories of Halifax.
The second exhibition, 'Perspectives on Patterns', from February 2018 will be with the Textile Art Group, exploring the history of the local textile industry told through Calderdale Museums' pattern book collection and new work created by the group.
In June 2018, the exhibition will be Shoes, produced in collaboration with Kirklees College looking at Calderdale Museums' diverse shoe collection.
Refurbishment of the Akroyd Library is now complete and the library re-opened on the 15th August.
Watch out for further developments in the museum over the next 18 months including restoration work at Akroyd Library, new workshops, exhibitions, events and health and wellbeing resources. If you are part of a group interested in getting involved in this project for future exhibitions, please contact us at email@example.com.