Final Exhibition – ‘Invisible Cities’

‘Invisible Cities: Salford before, during and after redevelopment, 1952 to 1974’ is our final exhibition for the Modern Backdrop and will open at Salford Museum and Art Gallery and will run from 18th May to 1st September 2024.

We would like to invite you a public viewing of the exhibition on Wednesday 22nd May from 5pm – 6:30pm. Book your place here

The exhibition will focus on the transformation of Salford when terraced houses and neighbourhoods were being replaced with modern architecture and will host images taken and provided by local citizens, professional photographers, and stills from TV and film, alongside architectural drawings and illustrations from the time. The exhibition will also features excerpts from oral history interviews that were recorded during the project and juxtapose these with the visual representations.

Nick Hedges, one of the photographers whose work features in the exhibition said “It is such a democratic representative portrait of Salford. The mix of residents and professional contributions is truly vibrant. A great example of how history can be created to represent and  embrace the reality of ordinary people’s lives.”

The exhibition is running from 18 May to 1 September 2024 at the Salford Museum and Art Gallery, Peel Park, The Crescent, Salford M5 4WU.  Entry is free. 

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