Exhibition

Standardisation and Deviation: The Whitworth Story

14 Dec 2019 – 14 Jun 2020

Regular opening hours

Monday
10:00 – 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 – 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 – 17:00
Thursday
10:00 – 21:00
Friday
10:00 – 17:00
Saturday
10:00 – 17:00
Sunday
10:00 – 17:00

The Whitworth

Manchester
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

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Founded in 1889 through Sir Joseph Whitworth’s legacy, the Whitworth was established to honour one of Britain’s greatest mechanical engineers.

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A proponent of standardisation, Sir Joseph revolutionised precision engineering through his development of interchangeable parts in machinery.

Standardisation is a theme that is woven throughout this exhibition, telling the history of the gallery and the development of its diverse and internationally significant collections. Alongside this, the exhibition demonstrates how the gallery has often deviated from standard models of practice, from its early collecting policies to its new vision; one that promotes the idea of the ‘Useful Museum’ and art as a tool for social change and education.

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