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Protest Photography Competition & Evening Event – Museums at Night 2012

Miners' Strike, 1984

16 April 2012

The museum is delighted to announce details of its exciting Protest Photography Evening and young photographers’ competition, in partnership with Lomography Manchester, supported by Culture24 Museums at Night. Visitors are invited to explore the museum during a special late night opening to celebrate Museums at Night on Friday 18 May 2012.  The museum’s story charts the […]

Museums at Night 2012 Update

Museums at Night

9 March 2012

The results of Culture24’s Connect10 competition for Museums at Night were announced earlier this week.  The museum was shortlisted along with The Wedgwood Museum in Stoke and the Haworth Art Gallery in Accrington to win a visit from contemporary photographer Martin Parr, with members of the public invited to vote for the winning venue. Though […]

Celebrate International Women’s Day at the People’s History Museum

100 Years Girls' Work by Feminist Webs

7 March 2012

The People’s History Museum, Manchester is delighted to be celebrating International Women’s Day 2012.  The museum has a number of exciting exhibitions and events on offer for visitors to enjoy on Thursday 8 March as part of this global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future, with events […]

On the March inspires 2012 Cultural Olympiad project

Pennants by Disability Group, St Helens

1 March 2012

Back in autumn 2011, the museum welcomed a group of visitors from St Helens Day Opportunities at Stephenson’s Resource Centre, St Helens.  The members of the group were all enrolled on the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) textile course and came to do research for a project they were carrying out as part of the 2012 […]

PHM and UCLan win Heritage Lottery Fund support for Changing Exhibition

Demon Drink - Image from Bessies Bun

22 February 2012

  The museum is delighted to announce The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) have recently been granted £50,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) towards an exciting research project on the history of the Temperance Movement, working with the People’s History Museum. Led by Dr Annemarie McAllister from UCLan’s School of Education and Social Science, […]

Museum celebrates Manchester Histories Festival 2012

20 February 2012

The museum is delighted to be hosting a range of events to celebrate this year’s Manchester Histories Festival, running from Friday 24 February to Sunday 4 March 2012. MHF is a celebration of Greater Manchester’s unique history and heritage, through a ten day programme of events and activities.  With a wide range of activity from […]

Museum shortlisted to win visit from Martin Parr

Photograph from 'The Last Resort' series by Martin Parr

9 February 2012

The People’s History Museum is very excited to learn that we have been shortlisted to win a visit from contemporary artist Martin Parr in Culture24’s Connect10 Museums at Night competition.  Members of the public are invited to vote for us, or two other venues, to win a visit from Martin Parr.  We would be thrilled […]

Illustrating Manchester’s Heritage – Mr Ordinary’s Prize

Mr Ordinary

12 January 2012

The museum is delighted to announce that we have been awarded a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to create a children’s picture book which will be launched as part of the Manchester Children’s Book Festival in July 2012.   The book celebrates the rich heritage of Manchester and the qualities that people have shown […]

New banners on display for 2012

9 January 2012

Starting this week our annual banner changeover begins.  Because we have so many wonderful banners in our collection, and as some of them are very delicate, it is best to limit the amount of time each one is on public display.  This means that once a year we change lots of the banners on display […]

Banner conservation in action

23 December 2011

Over the last few months work taking place in our Textile Conservation Studio has been filmed.  The filming has concentrated on the conservation of one particular banner, the Amalgamated Stevedores Labour Protection League banner. Conservator Leanne Tonkin talks through some of the processes involved in conserving this banner and you can also see some of […]