Manchester, Mills And Masterpieces

Art historian Vicky Whitfield tells the story of the Manchester Art Treasures Exhibition of 1857.

The world's first blockbuster art show attracted over a million visitors, from heads of state to impoverished textile workers.

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1/2. Art historian Vicky Whitfield tells the story of the Manchester Art Treasures Exhibition of 1857. The world's first blockbuster art show attracted over a million visitors, from heads of state to impoverished textile workers.

20071015

2/2. Art historian Vicky Whitfield tells the story of the Manchester Art Treasures Exhibition of 1857. The world's first blockbuster art show attracted over a million visitors, from heads of state to impoverished textile workers.

How far did the exhibition organisers succeed in their aim of using art to enlighten the workers of the city's mills and factories?

0120071008

Art historian Vicky Whitfield tells the story of the Manchester Art Treasures Exhibition of 1857.

The world's first blockbuster art show attracted over a million visitors, from heads of state to impoverished textile workers.

0120071008

Art historian Vicky Whitfield tells the story of the Manchester Art Treasures Exhibition of 1857.

The world's first blockbuster art show attracted over a million visitors, from heads of state to impoverished textile workers.

02 LAST20071015

How far did the exhibition organisers succeed in their aim of using art to enlighten the workers of the city's mills and factories?

02 LAST20071015

How far did the exhibition organisers succeed in their aim of using art to enlighten the workers of the city's mills and factories?