Press Release: Selection from the Collection exhibition

7th November 2014

Here at Salford Museum and Art Gallery we are always delighted when an exhibition is entirely from our own collection and for this exhibition our Collections Team have done us proud.

As 2014 is the Chinese year of the horse, which will be going into the year of the sheep in February 2015, we have delved into the museum collection to see what we can find featuring horses, sheep and maybe a goat to help celebrate Chinese New Year to run alongside our exhibition of traditional Chinese art, 'Immortal Love from Shanghai'.

As you can imagine with over 100,000 objects in Salford's collection this was no mean feet but we have found some wonderful objects for this exciting exhibition. There will be paintings, drawings and prints including works by Paula Fischer, Geoffrey Key and Harry Phelan Gibb depicting circus horses, hunting horses, horses at work in the pits and pulling carts and barges, a mountain goat and sheep doing what they do best hanging around fields!

This is a brilliant opportunity to see some of Salford's collection that doesn't get to shine very often, so plan an afternoon of cultural enlightenment with a Selection from the Collection and Immortal Love from Shanghai and finish your afternoon off with coffee and cake in our lovely cafe.

'Selection from the Collection' is on display on our Bluestairs Gallery from Saturday 18 October 2014 to Sunday 8 February 2015.

Contact for further information, images quotes:

Kellie Brown, Marketing Officer, 0161 778 0819,
Amy Goodwin, Exhibitions Officer, 0161 778 0883,

Notes for the editor:

Salford Community Leisure provides sport, leisure and cultural services in the city. We manage a wide variety of facilities and activities across the eight neighbourhood areas within the city, including sport and leisure facilities, community centres, libraries, community use high schools, museums and the Music and Performing Arts Service.

Salford Museum and Art Gallery presents an exciting programme of permanent displays and changing contemporary exhibitions together with a range of events and activities guaranteed to inspire.

Ordsall Hall - Salford's Grade 1 listed Tudor manor house - was first recorded in 1177. Since then, it has been home to medieval gentry, Tudor nobility, Catholics loyal to the crown, butchers, farmers, an Earl, an artist, priests, scout troops, mill workers, cows and several ghosts!

Today it is an engaging heritage site open to visitors for 5 days a week throughout the year. Surrounded by landscaped grounds, it boasts hands on exhibitions, immersive room settings and a small cafe. 

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