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Jubilee Displays

Over the last few weeks I have had the pleasure of looking through some of our royal memorabilia with our Museum Studies work placement students from the University of Manchester. […]
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Celebrate Empathy Day – 9th June

This year Empathy Day is on the 9th June 2022 and the theme is, Empathy – our human superpower. Here at Gallery Oldham and Oldham Libraries we are asking local schools, […]
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International Women’s Day: Liz Ackerley

To mark International Women’s Day 2022 Liz Ackerley speaks to Gallery Oldham about her experiences as a contemporary women artist.
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Legacies of Biafra – final week of events

This moving and important exhibition closes on Saturday 26 February. Don’t miss this programme of talks and storytelling scheduled for the exhibition’s final week. Online Storytelling Event – 24 February, […]
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A love letter to Oldham

Between 2018 and 2020, arts organisation Arc worked in partnership with Gallery Oldham on a community project to celebrate what makes Oldham special, with support from the National Lottery Heritage […]
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The return of the Devil’s Fireplace

This grotesque and unusual fireplace must be one of the strangest items in the Gallery Oldham collections. It has been a part of the Gallery collections since 1938 and many older visitors might have memories of seeing it on display. After a recent restoration project, the fireplace is now back on show to fascinate a new generation.
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Gathering Moss

The natural history collection at Gallery Oldham is much more than a store of objects; it’s an ongoing process. Over the years, many of the specimens were donated to the […]
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A Poem and Plant Specimens

Whilst exploring our collections, Patricia our natural history curator, came across this poem by the Saddleworth poet Ammon Wrigley (1861-1946)
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Touring exhibition: Zarah Hussain’s Light Upon Light

Our touring show, Zarah Hussain’s Light Upon Light, opens in Rugby on 18 Sept. We talk to Zarah about the inspiration behind her new artworks.
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Moss Terrariums and Bottle Gardens

Make your own miniature garden in a bottle using mosses with artist Anthony Hall.
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