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Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, part of Teesside University, is moving forward with a civic agenda, to reconnect art with its social function and promote art as a tool for changing the world around us.  With this vision, we see ourselves as a ‘useful’ museum.

 

We wish to have an influence on society, taking a leading role in addressing current issues within politics, economics and culture.  Our programmes encompass urgent themes such as housing, migration, inequality, regeneration and healthcare.

 

We offer changing exhibitions, collection displays, learning activities, projects, and community-focused initiatives that involve multiple artists and publics. These programmes promote creativity for everyone in ordinary life, through education, activism and making.

 

We have been developing relationships with constituencies in Middlesbrough and beyond. Our ambition is that these help us shape who we are: a public site, open and accessible, diverse and inclusive, and used by all.

 

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Plan your visit

Opening times

 

Our museum is closed on Mondays.  We are open:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10.00am – 4.30pm

Thursday 10.00am – 7.00pm
Sunday 12.00pm – 4.00pm

You can contact us on:  01642 931232

The Smeltery cafe is open from Monday to Friday from 8.30am.

Saturday and Sunday from 10am.

Evening bookings from Wednesday to Saturday from 6pm.

The Smeltery telephone number is 01642 245679

 

 

 

Current exhibitions

Idea Home Show

21 October 2017 11:00 am - 18 February 2018 4:00 pm

Our Autumn season is formed of exhibitions and projects that contribute to the urgent debate around the future of housing. Idea Home Show takes a political look at how residents…

Middlesbrough Collection

16 February 2017 10:00 am - 31 December 2017 4:00 pm

This permanent display of the Middlesbrough Collection highlights the influence and use of art in the town. The exhibition is shaped through a dialogue with the community, and currently features…


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Collection

Outstanding fine and applied art

For the first time mima’s entire collection is freely available online. Objects previously only seen within the gallery are now here for you to enjoy from anywhere in the world....


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