Shirley Baker photograph of prams in street

Exhibition about Salford University and its history

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We are pleased to announce further details of a new exhibition to take place in January at The University of Salford’s library. The show will include 14 of Shirley’s 1960s Salford street photos. It will be held at the Working Class Movement Library in Salford from 20th January to 21st April 2023.

This exhibition will form part of a wider project looking at the architecture of housing in Salford during the 1950s-1970s. 

 The exhibition will form part of a wider project which will trace the history of Salford University – and will examine the architectural developments which took place when it became an advanced technical college and then a university. This happened between 1956 and 1967. There’s more information on this here:

As part of the project, the university will be submitting a paper for an international academic conference on arts and architecture. Shirley Baker’s images are being used to document this period, since they capture the city of Salford so succinctly and in so much detail during this time.