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Our Collection

The Whitworth’s extensive and eclectic collection of art and design is of international significance.

It ranges from outstanding groups of works on paper to textiles and wallpapers made for the mass market, a unique collection of Outsider Art and international contemporary works. Dynamic and changing, we continue to expand our collection through gifts and purchases, such as a recent major donation of works by the Karpidas Foundation.

While many of our exhibitions are made up from works in our permanent collection, the Whitworth has nothing on permanent display. Discover more about our current and upcoming exhibitions here.