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In spring 2024 Bradford District Museums and Galleries were delighted to receive a small collection of objects relating to Stephen Brown, an award-winning powerlifter who had a rare genetic condition.
Bradford District Museums and Galleries worked with visual artist and designer Rhian Kempadoo-Millar as our Guest Curator/Artist on an Arts Council-supported project. As Rhian’s residency came to an end with us, this blog celebrates the process and result, a textile installation titled ‘New Lands – Hidden Hands’.
I must apologise to our visitors at Cliffe Castle for the hammering and banging of late but rest assured, it isn’t anything paranormal and just me using a nail gun for the first time!
Bradford District Museums and Galleries staff were both intrigued and delighted when Timothy Benoy, Honorary Secretary of the de Brécy Trust, contacted Cartwright Hall Art Gallery generously offering the de Brécy Tondo as a loan.
Dr Lauren Padgett, one of our Assistant Curators, shares how a recent enquiry let us take a closer look at a 251-year-old recipe book by a Bradford gentlewoman in our collection, giving us a taste of 18th-century food history.
A mystery painting found to be “undoubtedly” by Raphael will go on public display for the first time.
In this blog, in response to collections at Bradford Museums, Deborah shares the inspiration for her own beautiful illustrations.
As part of ongoing research into the life of the artist Samuel Palmer, Dr David Mullin recently contacted Bradford District Museums and Galleries (BDMG) about a painting in their collection.
To celebrate the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla on Saturday 6th May 2023, members of the Collections Team have shared some coronation-related items in Bradford District Museums and Galleries’ collection, from ostentatious objects to coronation kitsch.
On 2nd March it's World Book Day! To celebrate, we thought we'd highlight this rather special object in our collections: the Bolling Household Book.

Bolling Hall Museum

On 2nd March it's World Book Day! To celebrate, we thought we'd highlight this rather special object in our collections: the Bolling Household Book.

Bradford Industrial Museum

Bradford District Museums and Galleries worked with visual artist and designer Rhian Kempadoo-Millar as our Guest Curator/Artist on an Arts Council-supported project. As Rhian’s residency came to an end with us, this blog celebrates the process and result, a textile installation titled ‘New Lands – Hidden Hands’.
During their visit to Bradford Industrial Museum, three generations from the same family discovered photographs of their war hero ancestor from the Belle Vue Studio.
We are delighted that Chris, our Visitor Services Assistant at Bradford Industrial Museum, has written a blog post about 'Madge' - one of our marvellous machines!

Cartwright Hall Art Gallery

Our newest exhibition at Cartwright Hall is by Bradford-based photographer Cath Muldowney, created in partnership with members of Bradford’s Gypsy and Traveller communities.
Bradford District Museums and Galleries staff were both intrigued and delighted when Timothy Benoy, Honorary Secretary of the de Brécy Trust, contacted Cartwright Hall Art Gallery generously offering the de Brécy Tondo as a loan.
A mystery painting found to be “undoubtedly” by Raphael will go on public display for the first time.
As part of ongoing research into the life of the artist Samuel Palmer, Dr David Mullin recently contacted Bradford District Museums and Galleries (BDMG) about a painting in their collection.

Cliffe Castle Museum

Our newest exhibition at Cliffe Castle has just opened to visitors. In this blog Lowri, our Collections curator gives us an insight into the exhibition.
In 2023, Dr Lauren Padgett, Assistant Curator of Collections, worked closely with Keighley Art Club to co-curate a temporary exhibition celebrating the Club’s history, spanning over 100 years. The Centenary Celebration was launched in September 2023 and runs until Sunday 14 January 2024.
One of our wonderful volunteers, Ian, has been busy reading and transcribing elements of the Butterfield archive - most recently he’s been piecing together some of the stories that the receipts and other documents can tell us.  Here’s a timely one for the festive period…
I must apologise to our visitors at Cliffe Castle for the hammering and banging of late but rest assured, it isn’t anything paranormal and just me using a nail gun for the first time!