His visit was a secret to all but a select few staff until he actually arrived. So there were more than a few double-takes and dropped jaws when Gordon Brown walked through the doors of our museum yesterday.
Get a glimpse behind the scenes of the museum, see hidden treasures from our amazing collection and hear the inside story from our curators, archivists and special guests.
Our new shows open on Friday 16 October 2009, and over the last two weeks, Mark has been watching our galleries transform from empty chambers to beautifully laid-out exhibitions…
Mark goes behind the scenes as our exhibitions Don McCullin: In England and Animalism are dismantled.
If you’ve ever wanted to sneak into our offices and spy on how we plan, develop and build one of our exhibitions, it’s your lucky day…
Last week, Curator of Television Iain Baird was filmed in our galleries for a BBC Breakfast report about the final days of mass television manufacture in the UK.
Once a year, our Reminiscence Sessions group goes on a trip to explore photographic collections beyond the museum. This year, the venue was the beautiful Harewood House.
Ben Eagle gives us a rehearsal report as Paper Zoo Theatre Company prepares to present George Orwell’s Animal Farm in Gallery One as part of our Animalism exhibition.
Back in Bradford after travelling around the world on loan, this 150-year-old daguerreotype of the Moon is just one of our collection’s hidden treasures.
Here at the museum, there’s an army of unsung helpers who volunteer their services for free—and whose work in our Collections and Research Centre, and elsewhere, keeps the museum running efficiently.
The museum has been running a series of creative writing courses, led by BBC writer Ben Haller. Mark takes a closer look.