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Open for business

A major touring photographic exhibition which reveals the untold story of British manufacturing and industry through the lens of some of the world's greatest photographers.

16 May 2014 - 07 Sep 2014
Suitable for all ages, Adults, Families
Events, Family activities

Open for Business is the story of contemporary British manufacturing and industry told through the lens of 9 Magnum photographers.

Displayed in the National Railway Museum's purpose-built gallery, Magnum photographer Mark Power's stunning shots of Bombardier in Derby and Holdworth Fabrics in Huddersfield demonstrate the UK's transport industry is still thriving, showing the manufacture of carriages and their interiors in fascinating detail.

Open for Business has been commissioned and produced by Multistory in collaboration with Magnum Photos and has been awarded partial funding from the Arts Council of England's Strategic Touring Programme. Participating national galleries and museums include the Science Museum in London and the National Media Museum in Bradford.

For more information about the project, visit the Open for Business website. See behind the scenes images of the photographers' shoots on the Open for Business Tumblr.

See also

Background: 'Skegness is so Bracing' LNER Poster