Royal Manchester Institute

The Royal Manchester Institute was founded in 1823 at a meeting in which merchants, local artists, and other members of the public were keen to promote the culture of Manchester. The institution was housed in a building designed by Charles Barry in 1824 and was completed in 1835, where it held regular art exhibitions and held collected works of art. It is now the Manchester Art Gallery.


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Timeline of Events Associated with Royal Manchester Institute

Date Event Manage
31 Aug 1883

Manchester City Art Gallery opens

Manchester Art GalleryOn 31 Aug 1883, the Manchester City Art Gallery opened in Charles Barry’s 1829 Royal Manchester Institute building. Image: Photograph of the Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.


Amy Woodson-Boulton, “The City Art Museum Movement and the Social Role of Art”