2019 sees the 10th anniversary of the founding of The Modernist Society.
Originally established as the Manchester Modernist Society we have expanded into other cities - Birmingham, Sheffield, Liverpool and Leeds and we have established a publishing arm - producing our long running quarterly magazine The Modernist and a variety of other publications.
We have come a long way in the last 10 years but not all of our ambitions have been fulfilled. We are now, however, very excited to announce the next chapter in our Modernist odyssey.
In our quest to spread the good word of Modernism we have always had to reach out to public but now the public will be able to come to us. We have secured a property in Manchester city centre which will serve not only as Modernist HQ but also as a public space where we can hold events, show exhibitions and sell a finely curated selection of our own and other peoples products.
A NEW MODERNIST HQ (in one of Manchester’s oldest buildings)
We have always had to beg and borrow spaces to hold our events and exhibitions but now can present them in our own space. The property has a ground floor, fully accessible shop space which will serve as our gallery and shop. You will be able to come in, look at our latest exhibition, browse our library, chat Modernism and maybe buy a badge or two.
This is a very exciting time for us and something we have been working towards for many years. We hope to be open before the end of April and we will be opening with an exhibition celebrating all the great things we have done over the last 10 years. We very much hope you will come and visit us once we are open.
As a not for profit organisation we do not have a large amount of financial capital and have always relied on volunteers and plenty of goodwill. We hope this new venture will help us to be more financially sustainable in the long term but initially we would really appreciate the help of our dedicated followers. As is the modern way we will be launching a crowdfunding campaign in the next couple of weeks to help us get our project up and running. We have come up with a very unique and worthwhile set of reward packages for the crowdfunder so look out for news about that soon and we really hope you can contribute.
We are very excited about this and are really looking forward to welcoming you all to our new home.
All the best from
Jack, Eddy, Ashiya and Matt at Modernist HQ.