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  1. Introduction.
  2. National Media museum.
    1. Introduction.
    2. The photography and film.
    3. Current and future exhibitions.
    4. Plans for year 2008.
  3. Industrial museum.
    1. Introduction.
    2. Galleries.
    3. Extra activities.
  4. Colour museum.
    1. Introduction.
    2. History.
    3. Exhibitions.
    4. Educational workshops.
  5. Peace museum.
    1. Introduction.
    2. Exhibitions.
    3. Educational work and collections.
  6. Cartwright art hall gallery.
    1. Introduction and current exhibitions.
  7. Survey.
  8. Conclusion.
  9. References.

Bradford is the 7th city in United Kingdom, with more than 478,800 inhabitants (metro district). Located in the West Yorkshire, this city has been developed thanks to the first industrial revolution (1780 ? 1840) and the second one (1840 ? 1900). During this period, Bradford has become very rich and the worlds woolen textile center. Nowadays, Bradford is also known for its film culture and cinemas. Being new in the city, we quickly discovered that museums were a huge part of the Bradford culture. Thus, we decided to work on the 5 main museums of the town, which well represent the past of Bradford. The National Museum of Photography, Film & Television, opened its doors to visitors on 16th June 1983. Renamed National Media Museum due to main and fast constantly changes in the media nowadays, this museum is part of the NMSI Museums Group (National Museum of Science and Industry) which also includes the Science Museum (based in London and at Wroughton in Wiltshire) and the National Railway Museum (based in York and at Shildon in County Durham). In terms of accessibility for audiences, a Yorkshire base for the National Museum of Photography, Film & Television was ideal. Indeed, Bradford is approximately in the center of Britain; 14.5 million people live within a two hour journey. During the first years after the opening, the Museum has attracted audiences of over 1 million a year, and soon became the most-visited national museum outside London.

[...] V Cartwright Art Hall Gallery Introduction The Cartwright Hall Art Gallery in Bradford is a Baroque style gallery built in 1904. The gallery building is surrounded by colourful flowerbeds, and was built by Sir John William Simpson thanks to the donations made by Samuel Cunliffe Lister (1815-1906), a local mill-owner. The gallery was constructed on the site of the former home of Lister, demolished to make way for it. From it opening, we saw a collection of Victorian and Edwardian works donated by Mr. [...]

[...] These exhibitions cover the themes of peace from post World War (Room through the 70's and 80's campaigns for peace and nuclear disarmament (Room to the modern day ethics of peace and more local peace issues in and around Bradford (Room 3). Gallery Post world war In this showroom, we can see a large number of pictures, posters and painting. These refer to post world war like friendship between countries and how to overcome this drama. Gallery Campaigns for peace and nuclear disarmament This room shows us about fear of arms race between the two biggest superpowers (URSS and USA). [...]

[...] How many museums do you think there are in Bradford? . Have you ever been in a museum in Bradford? Yes No If yes, which ones and why? National Media Museum Industrial Museum Colour Museum Peace Museum Cartwright Hall Art Gallery . If not, why? Not enough time No interest Never thought about it The price Too far Other: . Would you like having another museum into your town? Yes No If yes, which one? . Results As we can see above, we have created a survey about museums in Bradford. [...]

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