Manchester Art Gallery
Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley St, Manchester M2 3JL, UK
About Manchester Art Gallery
Manchester City Art Gallery is a publicly owned art museum on Mosley Street in Manchester city centre. It has been at the center of city life for nearly 200 years, created as the Royal Manchester Institution for the Promotion of Literature, Science and the Arts, and has been proudly part of Manchester City Council since 1882. The gallery is for and of the people of Manchester. It houses many works of local and international significance and has a collection of more than 25,000 objects.
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Manchester City Council is the local government authority for Manchester, a city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England. It is composed of 96 councillors, three for each of the 32 electoral wards of Manchester. The council is controlled by the Labour Party and led by Sir Richard Leese. There are two Liberal Democrat councillors and one currently non-aligned Independent member. Joanne Roney is the chief executive. Many of the council's staff are based at Manchester Town Hall.
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