The Connect10 Vote: You choose where Martin Parr goes for Museums at Night 2012

| 03 February 2012
a photograph of Martin Parr at Butlins in 1998 Courtesy Martin Parr
Martin Parr
Martin Parr is one of the finest photographers in the country. A star of the revered Magnum agency, his wit and knowledge will be enjoyed by one of the Wedgewood Museum, the Haworth Art Gallery and the People's History Museum.

Voting is now closed.


Wedgwood Museum


A cathedral of pottery which charts the name that has become synonymous with Stoke-on-Trent. The Wedgwood opened in 2008, and proved so popular it won the prestigious Art Fund Prize a year later.

They say: "The history and development of photography in Britain starts with Tom Wedgwood, the third son of Josiah Wedgwood - founder of the famous ceramic manufactory.

To host a lecture by Martin Parr, a world-renowned exponent of the art of photography at the Wedgwood Museum, will help to explore the importance of photography today and emphasise the pioneering scientific work of Tom Wedgwood.

"The museum specifically wishes to engage with this fascinating aspect of the collections. Please vote for us.
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Haworth Art Gallery, Accrington

The much-loved home of early 20th century cotton manufacturer William Haworth, this magnificent Edwardian Tudor-style parkland house was gifted to the people of Accrington in 1920. It hosts the largest public collection of Tiffany glass in Europe.

They say: "Martin Parr will provide the inspiration to our young photographers to record the Wind of Change, altering perceptions of what an art gallery should be.

"The Haworth is set in the deprived area of Accrington, Lancashire with few cultural facilities.

"Young people will be invited to listen and watch Martin Parr describe his work, then use this inspiration to discuss art, enact what they feel, create music and record the whole event on film. This will be posted on YouTube."


People's History Museum

From Suffragettes and Chartists to wartime elections and football, this celebration of 200 years of democracy and workers in the UK is held in a Grade II-listed former hydraulic pumping station in Manchester.

They say:"There have always been ideas worth voting for, and the People's History Museum would be delighted to bring Martin Parr back to his student home of Manchester to talk about his work.

Martin's talk will inspire young photographers living and working in Manchester, and he will be guest of honour at an event celebrating the work of emerging photographic talent.

We invite voters to submit their work on the theme of 'protest' – the winner will be announced on the night."




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