Friends of Bradford Art Galleries and Museums – a blog by the chair

Today’s blog is has been written by Christine Halsall, the chair of the Friends of Bradford Art Galleries and Museums
She agreed to share with us a little bit about how the group works.

Christine writes:

The Friends of Bradford Art Galleries and Museums is a charity which exists to promote and support the art, history and cultural life of our city.

We are entirely run by volunteers who take on all the roles which ensure the organisation runs smoothly and acts in accordance with our constitution. The charity is managed by a board of Trustees and each trustee volunteers in a specific role such as chair, secretary, treasurer and membership secretary.

2 women looking at pictures displayed on a curved wall
Christine judging the ‘Young Open’ exhibition

We also have a comprehensive programme of activities which is led by trustees and members.

This programme consists of regular trips to places of interest around the UK and a monthly art group who take inspiration from exhibitions and artefacts.

You will have met several of our members working in the café at Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, and many of us serve refreshments at events, such as exhibition openings and lectures.

Christine at an event at Cartwright Hall

My favourite volunteer activity is to ‘meet and greet’ the public as they arrive for an event at one of our sites. I have also enjoyed invigilating and providing guided tours of exhibitions.

We will soon be giving you more information about some of our regular events and activities. Watch this space!!

If you would like to join us you can become a Friend very easily by contacting Linda Bower, our membership secretary on [email protected].

Hope to see you soon!!

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