The HMP Preston Collection
While The Harris is closed, we have been continuing to connect the community and work together to discover stories, reactions and interpretations relating to The Harris’ collections. As part of this drive, the Harris is partnering with six libraries within the Preston area; Ingol, Ribbleton, Freckleton, Kingsfold, Longridge and HMP Preston.
Focusing on the theme of ‘Well-Being’, this project is an opportunity to make an important contribution towards the museum’s new vision as a cultural hub for Preston. The definition of well-being is to be comfortable, healthy or happy and some common activities that people do to achieve a sense of well-being include art, reading and exercising.
In phase one of the project, we worked with the libraries service and inmates of HMP Preston. A selection of artworks produced by the men that are inspired by the Harris’ fine art collection and ‘Well-being’, have been chosen for you to enjoy here.”
This collection is free to visit