The Harris Successful In Fundraising For Major Refurbishments

The Harris recently received the fantastic news it was successful in fundraising for a major refurbishment and re-display of the building.

All Together Different is a new exhibition that will test out ideas for how the Harris might look in the future.

Local people and local communities have been working with the Harris to tell a wider range of stories and how the Harris can display their collections in new ways. This includes changing the way it tells stories and by bringing its collections of art, history and books together, to make it better and more welcoming for everyone.

Different community groups, including the Harris LGBTQ+ Group and members of Preston’s African Caribbean community, have worked with the Harris to see how this can be achieved and how to better represent their experiences.

Councillor Peter Kelly, Cabinet member for Culture and Arts said:

Local people have been working with us to tell a wider range of stories and display our collections differently to see how we can make the Harris better together. This is a great opportunity to test out new ideas and find ways we can improve.

People are being invited to give their feedback on what they think of the new ideas to help shape the new Harris.”

The exhibition is free. Visitors will need to book a time slot to visit the Harris and the exhibition through the Harris website.

  • Do you have a story you’d like the Harris to explore?
  • What are your hopes for the future of the Harris?
  • How should the Harris explore Britain’s global history?

Share your thoughts on how the Harris can be altogether different: