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Art's Halo Effect: Maria Balshaw on the developing art infrastructure in Manchester

As a major artwork by Ryan Gander is unveiled in Beswick, Culture24 hears from the Director of Manchester Art Gallery and the Whitworth about the changing cultural landscape of the north-west.

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Museum of Science and Industry celebrates £3 million investment in new gallery space

Chancellor George Osborne has pledged £3 million to help create a stunning new temporary exhibition space at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester.

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£78 million arts centre The Factory to make Manchester "cultural counterweight" to London

Politicians and the Arts Council are backing a huge artist-led venue at the centre of a creative village in Manchester which leaders say will rival London's Coliseum.

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Who would you pick as a Radical Hero? People's History Museum names list of 100

Manchester's People's History Museum has picked suffragettes, rights activists, politicians and sportsmen on a list of 100 heroes who changed Britain.

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Major exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery draws on five senses to bring home conflict

The Sensory War 1914-2014 brings together artists from the Great War with later works about Vietnam, Congo, Afghanistan and the Gulf.

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Indian dance performance to take Mancunians on journey of Ascension to the heavens

See pictures from the Asian dance company who are visiting Manchester with a show based on Dante's ascension from the 14th century Divine Comedy poem.

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Curator's Choice: Meg McHugh on Olympic bike racing stars and boneshakers

A "very heavy" Boneshaker from 1868 and Victoria Pendleton's aerodynamic vehicle from the 2012 Olympics are among the highlights at MOSI's new exhibition.

Artist's Statement: Ryan Gander talks about his video 'photo' at Manchester Art Gallery

In the latest in our Artist's Statement series, conceptual artist Ryan Gander tells Culture24 about a key work from his current show at Manchester Art Gallery.

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Ten exhibitions and events to see in UK galleries and museums for the Tour de France

The Yorkshire Festival heralds exhibitions ranging from French porcelain to giant outdoor sculptures, while a land art project stretches across the South Pennine area.

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Open for Business: Magnum photographers tell the story of British manufacturing and industry

The Magnum Photos agency project to document contemporary British manufacturing is showing at Manchester’s Museum of Science & Industry.

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Book of Byron's poems offers link to deported Chartist at People's History Museum

A book of poems by Lord Byron is offering curators and visitors at the People's History Museum in Manchester a tangible link to the life of deported Chartist William Cuffay.

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MOSI launches "highly addictive" musical game that aids research into Alzheimer's

The Museum of Science & Industry has just launched a new online game, #HookedOnMusic, developed to explore the science behind what makes a musical hook.

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Michael Jackson statue and goalscoring legend's boots unite Fulham and Carlisle in Manchester

A huge statue of Michael Jackson, removed from outside Fulham FC's stadium and donated by Mohamed Al-Fayed, joins a legendary goalkeeper's boots at the National Football Museum.

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Matt Pyke and Universal Everything in resounding home win at the National Football Museum

The premiere of Transform, created for would-be chanters, mumblers and part-time raconteurs, saw visitors step onto a spotlighted podium in Manchester. Nick Stockman watched.

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Manchester Art Gallery tests Google glasses which can recognise and interpret artworks

Working with software developers in California, an academic in Manchester says Google Glass will become "huge in every industry" - starting with three paintings.

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