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The Harris announced as a partner for Imperial War Museums’ £2.5m art commissioning programme

The Harris The Imperial War Museum (IWM) 14-18 NOW Legacy Fund is set to support the Harris in a new art commission. Nine new art commissions that tackle subjects will each receive […]

11 months ago
Harris Museum and Art Gallery looking for ‘critical friends’

Michael Conlon receiving Harris key from Councillor Peter Kelly Harris Your Place is the ambitious project redefining the city of Preston, reinventing the Harris as a 21st-century community, cultural and learning space. Due to re-open in 2024, the Harris […]

1 year ago
Call for fans of The Harris to give views on new look and feel

The Harris will reopen in 2024 after a £16 million project to restore and reimagine the building as a community, cultural and learning space. Founded in 1893, The Harris Museum, […]

1 year ago
Harris hoarding installed as construction works progress

Image of the Harris construction site hoarding As the Harris Your Place construction works progress, a new and vibrant design has been fitted across the construction site hoarding surrounding the Harris. Following an open tender process, Chorley-based company, Poppy Signs were […]

1 year ago
Advertisement Advertisement The Harris website now giving inclusive online experience

The Harris As part of the Harris’ diversity and inclusion strategy, website visitors are now able to access a wide range of accessibility and language support tools to customise their digital experience […]

1 year ago
First look as the Harris reveals new-look ground floor rotunda

What the ground floor would look like Preston’s Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library has revealed the new-look ground floor rotunda. Working with partners Ralph Appelbaum Associates for the planning and design to reimagine the building, the rotunda will […]

1 year ago
Arts Council awards the Harris with national status and further funding of £687,000

The Harris Museum and Art Gallery hosts the Harris Open The Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library is celebrating retaining their National Portfolio Status (NPO) status for 2023 – 26. Awarded by the Arts Council, National Portfolio Organisations are leaders in […]

1 year ago
Original hand-coloured postcards from Edwardian Preston

NUR railway bridge postcard Pic: Preston Digital Archive Always popular on postcards was Preston Guild. There was a Preston Guild held at the beginning of the Edwardian era, in 1902. This postcard proudly shows the coat of arms […]

2 years ago
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