Potteries Museum & Art Gallery
Stoke-on-Trent has a once in a lifetime opportunity to deliver a transformational cultural programme which includes ambitious plans for the development of the City’s Cultural Quarter. At the heart of this vision will be an exciting redevelopment of the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery (PMAG) which will celebrate our City’s reputation for both technological and manufacturing innovation.
The transformation has already begun with the purpose-built Spitfire Gallery; taking pride of place is the Mark XVI World War II Spitfire which represents locally-born R.J. Mitchell’s triumph of aircraft design and is now a cultural icon of the City.
Work is currently underway for the exciting co-location of the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service to amalgamate an internationally renowned collection of pottery archives and ceramic library with the museum collections to create an integrated and world-class research facility for the study of ceramics and local history. It is expected this will be open to the public in the summer of 2023.
In March 2023, the Arts Council awarded £5 million to PMAG from its Cultural Development Fund. This funding complements the relocation project of the City’s Archive Services and will also enable the museum to maximise the use of the ground floor and improve accessibility with an extension that enhances existing visitor facilities to support local education, health and wellbeing projects.
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