The Harris Museum is in the centre of Preston, Lancashire, an excellent example of Neo-Classical Victorian municipal architecture. Its a very impressive and imposing structure in the middle of the city.
Inside it houses a very good collection of art and artefacts. There is an extensive collection of glass and ceramics, which includes some fine examples of Staffordshire pottery. I did like this rather eerie veiled female head, with delicate folds of fabric describing her facial features.
There was a temporary exhibition of contemporary Fine Art, constructed around private collectors and their collections, A Private Affair. Below are works by Lisa Milroy, Andrew Bracey and Gordon Cheung.
There were a couple of very fine Carel Weight paintings, one of them depicting the crucixion (appropriate at this time of the year). Both very dark, with rich, deep colours and a heavy texture.