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Gallery Talk: Breaking Glass, Friday 8 March 2013

Manchester Art Gallery

Friday, 8 March 2013 from 12:30 to 13:30 (GMT)

Gallery Talk: Breaking Glass, Friday 8 March 2013

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Gallery Talk: Breaking Glass 

Friday 8 March 2013

 12.30 - 1.30pm

 Manchester Art Gallery, Gallery 8


Join Ruth Shrigley, Principal Curator: Collections Access, for a talk about the attack by three suffragettes on 14 paintings in the Manchester Art Gallery as part of the militant campaign for votes for women. Annie Briggs, Evelyn Manesta and Lillian Forrester were charged under the Malicious Damage Act.   They made a statement stating that “we broke the glass of some pictures as a protest but we did not intend to damage the pictures”. 

You can also see the display in Gallery 8 of some of the Victorian masterpieces that were attacked by the Suffragettes 100 years ago. And have a look at fascinating archive photographs HERE 

FREE - Meet in The Atrium at 12.30pm - All welcome

Help us publicise this event on Twitter and Facebook #wonderwomenmcr

Visit creative tourist for details of the Wonder Women Radical Manchester programme 4 March - 4 April 2013

Wonder Women : Radical Manchester It’s Manchester, April 1913 and three ordinary Edwardian women turn vigilante, surprising guards at Manchester Art Gallery, smashing glass and causing a commotion in the fight for universal suffrage. 100 years later Wonder Women: Radical Manchester re-examines that shock moment.  A milestone on the way to 2018 and the centenary of the first Act of Parliament for women, it is a distinctive Manchester voice questioning the power of women today. Join in and be heard. www.creativetourist.com/wonderwomen

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Manchester Art Gallery
Mosley Street
M2 Manchester
United Kingdom

Friday, 8 March 2013 from 12:30 to 13:30 (GMT)

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