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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 […]

Museum nominated for European Museum of the Year 2012

8 December 2011

We are delighted to announce that the museum has been nominated for the European Museum of the Year Award for 2012. The museum submitted an application for the award and received a visit from two of the judges earlier this year.  They were very impressed by what they saw.  We have now been nominated to […]

Design a banner competition winners announced

23 November 2011

Banner artist Ed Hall and Kate Chatfield, Exhibitions Manager at the museum had a difficult time selecting the winners for the design a banner competition which ran for the duration of the On the March exhibition.  We were inundated with entries to the competition where visitors were invited to design a banner for a cause […]

Matthew Parris opens new exhibition

14 November 2011

The Times columnist, political sketch writer and former MP Matthew Parris officially opened our new exhibition Picturing Politics on Friday evening. The museum was delighted to welcome Matthew and he enjoyed a guided tour of Picturing Politics by the Curator Chris Burgess, Exhibitions Manager Kate Chatfield and Director Katy Archer.  In his speech he shared […]

Learning private view for new exhibition

7 November 2011

The learning team at the museum are holding a special private view of our forthcoming exhibition for teachers and community group leaders.  Come along to find out more about our learning programme as you explore the Picturing Politics exhibition. Join us on Monday 28 November between 3.00 and 5.00pm.  There will be a tour of the exhibition at […]

UCLan need your help

13 October 2011

The People’s History Museum is working with the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) on a funding bid to hopefully culminate in an exhibition about the temperance movement in 2012 at the museum.  The temperance movement, in which people took the pledge not to drink alcohol, effectively began in the North West. It was a significant […]

Greener Museums

8 October 2011

The People’s History Museum is pleased to be part of a national initiative to improve sustainability across museums. We have instigated almost 40 different ways of working to help reduce our carbon footprint and to ensure the building is as sustainable as possible.  Examples of what we are doing to be green in the museum […]

Black History Month 2011

3 October 2011

The museum has various events and activities to celebrate Black History Month throughout October.  We’re really pleased to announce that Viv Anderson’s England shirt is now on public display.  Viv very kindly loaned the shirt to us earlier in the year and since then it has been conserved in our Textile Conservation Studio so that […]

The Manchester Weekender 2011

12 September 2011

For the second year running the museum is looking forward to being part of The Manchester Weekender – forty-eight hours of art, culture, music, film, food, festivals, literature, walks, politics, poetry, photography, theatre and spectacle all wrapped up into a single weekend. The museum has got lots happening as part of the Weekender including: Saturday […]

Asia Triennial 11

9 September 2011

The People’s History Museum is delighted to be part of the Asia Triennial Manchester 11 (ATM 11).  It is the first time the museum has been part of this city wide festival initiated by Shisha.    Memories by J Chuhan will be on show in our Community Gallery from Saturday 1 October to Sunday 13 November.  […]