Bury Art Museum to host photography exhibition celebrating the north

Bury Art Museum to host photography exhibition celebrating the north


Bury Art Gallery is set to host a new exhibition which looks back at the joys of life in the north several decades ago.

British Culture Archive – A Celebration of Life in the North during the 1970s-80s will open on Saturday, February 4 with residents invited to meet the archive’s founder and exhibition curator, Paul Wright.

The British Culture Archive documents, highlights and preserves the changes in British culture and society through documentary photography.

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The project was first established on Instagram (@britishculturearchive) and aims to make photography accessible and engaging to people of all backgrounds.

The archive features the work of many renowned photographers practising in the UK today.

The Peoples Archive, founded by the British Culture Archive in 2017, is a crowdsourced archive documenting everyday life in 20th Century Britain

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Its aim is to give a voice to the “man in the street” and give a platform to a diverse spectrum of society and communities from across the UK.

This exhibition features work by professional photographers as well as snap shots from people’s photo albums which show everyday life in the north.

Bury Art Museum is open from 10am to 5pm from Tuesday to Friday and from 10am to 4.30pm on Saturday.