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Displays (5)

Peterloo 1819: Democracy, Protest and Justice

Peterloo 1819: Democracy, Protest and Justice

26 July 2019 - 1 May 2020
Room 18, Floor 2
Free

This display marks the bicentenary of the Peterloo Massacre, a tragic event which is part of the unfolding story of the development of civil rights and democracy.


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'This sceptred isle': Shakespeare and the Plantagenets

'This sceptred isle': Shakespeare and the Plantagenets

8 December 2018 - 28 June 2020
Room 3, Floor 2
Free

This small display examines the Tudor construction of Plantagenet portraits and their legacy in the popular imagination.


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Florence Nightingale at 200

Florence Nightingale at 200

10 December 2019 - 1 May 2020
Room 25, Floor 1
Free

This new display, which includes watercolours, photographs and a commemorative medal, traces the image of the woman who transformed the public image of nursing.


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Inspiring Photographs: Collecting for the Future

Inspiring Photographs: Collecting for the Future

5 October 2019 - 28 June 2020
Room 29, Floor 1
Free

Alongside contemporary musicians and politicians, the display includes women photographers, BAME artists and sitters, and members of the LGBTQ community, highlighting the Gallery’s ongoing commitment to represent diversity.


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Legends of British Industry

Legends of British Industry

19 March - 3 May 2020
Room 33, Floor 1
Free

This display celebrates key names from the worlds of fashion, finance, journalism and entertainment.


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