As part of the Re-imagining the Harris project and in partnership with UCLan we recently held a public debate looking at the future of museums. On 6th July 2016 over 65 people ranging from students to museum professionals, funders to local Councillors and university academics to members of our Friends' group, gathered at the Harris to hear three speakers offering fresh perspectives on the role of museums in the 21st century.
Speakers Katy Ashton, Director of the People's History Museum; Janet Dugdale from the Museum of Liverpool & Merseyside Maritime Museum (Liverpool Museums); and Dr Jerome de Groot from the University of Manchester provoked debate, and provided the opportunity for the audience to ask questions.
The panel was chaired by Jon Finch, Re-imagining the Harris Project Leader.
Creative programmes to promote mental well-being, bringing art to a wide range of community groups in the Preston area.
Working with our partners in the local community, we encourage individuals and groups that need extra support to work with us. This work is targeted specifically at young people; vulnerable adults; minority groups and older people (through our Reminiscence programme) and services are provided either at the Harris or off-site in the heart of the community.
Not just an exhibition, but a city-wide vibe.
Curated in partnership between the Harris and UCLan, Digital Aesthetic is an international exhibition, conference and website of digital art.
October 2012 sees the launch of the last in the Digital Aesthetic series following successful events in 2001 and 2007.
An experiment in acquiring contemporary art held in 2010.