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The Friends of the Whitworth

“Why join? Well, the clue is in the title… friend(ship). It’s about sharing your interest in art and affection for the Whitworth.” Adele Jennison, friend of the Whitworth

The Friends of the Whitworth group offers invaluable support to the gallery, but is also a lively organisation in its own right, one whose programme of events includes lectures, behind the scenes visits, social events and trips to other art galleries, museums, houses and gardens at home and abroad.

The Friends group was established in 1933 and has been flourishing ever since. As an independent charity it is run entirely by its membership, whose collective aim is to aid the work of the Whitworth – which the Friends of the Whitworth did, most recently, via a substantial donation to the gallery’s redevelopment.

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