Who We Are

Who We Are

The Friends of Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery were founded in 1982 to help in promoting and supporting the Museum.

We raise funds to expand the collection with purchases ranging from a 16th Century icon to a set of local tobacco jars.

We help with the restoration of paintings and other exhibits and assist with funds for building work.

We have a lively programme of events including lectures, (free to members) fund raising events, day trips and longer visits to historic sites, exhibitions and other collections.

Members also receive a newsletter, Tela, twice a year which contains general articles as well as more specific Friends related material.

We are members of The British Association of Friends of Museums. Our president is one of the editors of the association's magazine and our secretary is the North West representative.

Officers of the Friends

President: Joy Heffernan

Chairman: Valerie Miles

Hon. Secretary: Sarah Gill

Hon. Treasurer: Jeff Cooper

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