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Art Fund Prize Update

20 May 2011

Last night the shortlist for the Art Fund Prize was announced live on Front Row on BBC Radio 4 by Michael Portillo, Chair of the judges.  The museum was one of ten museums in the long list for the prestigious prize, but unfortunately we did not make it to the last four. Katy Archer, Director […]

Success at M & H Awards

12 May 2011

Staff from the museum attended the Museums and Heritage Awards for Excellence 2011 at Church House, Westminster in London last night.  The museum was really pleased to be highly commended in the best marketing campaign category for the re-branding of the People’s History Museum.  The museum was also shortlisted for the permanent exhibition category for […]

Museums at Night 2011

6 May 2011

The museum will be taking part in Museums at Night, a national campaign where hundreds of museums, galleries, libraries, archives and heritage sites are unlocking their doors for special evening events over the weekend of Friday 13 – Sunday 15 May. Friday 13 May 7.30pm – 9.00pm Free Come along and join a twilight march […]

Love Your Museum weekend

19 April 2011

Friday 29 April – Monday 2 May 2011 The People’s History Museum is very excited to be one of ten museums across the country in the running for the Art Fund Prize 2011.  This is the biggest arts prize in the UK and rewards excellence and innovation in museums and galleries.  Come and help us […]

Art Fund Prize judges to visit

19 April 2011

On Wednesday 20 April three Art Fund Prize judges will visit the People’s History Museum in Manchester, one of the museums and galleries in the running for the much-coveted £100,000 Art Fund Prize. The People’s History Museum is among ten museums and galleries to be long listed for the prestigious accolade.  The Art Fund Prize […]

Museum shortlisted for two more awards

25 March 2011

The People’s History Museum is delighted to have been shortlisted for two Museums & Heritage Awards for Excellence; one for the re-branding of the new museum under the Marketing Campaign category and one for the museum’s Main Galleries under the Permanent Exhibition category. The awards celebrate best practice within the world of museums, galleries and […]

Civic Trust winner

7 March 2011

On Friday evening (4 March) the museum was delighted to host the Civic Trust Awards ceremony. From 333 national and international entries, 57 projects were recognised by the prestigious Civic Trust Awards.  George Clarke, architect, TV presenter and Civic Trust Awards Patron, presented awards to the best new build, conservation, restoration and public realm projects.  […]

Year One facts & figures

7 March 2011

We are celebrating our first birthday.  After a soft opening in February 2010 the newly extended People’s History Museum was officially opened on 5 March by Andy Burnham MP.  Since 6 March last year the museum has been busy welcoming lots of visitors.                                                                                     In our first year we have: Welcomed a total of 80,502 […]

Celebrate International Women’s Day

3 March 2011

2011 is the centenary of International Women’s Day.  The museum has lots of different events and exhibitions for visitors on Tuesday 8 March as part of this global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.  In our Community Gallery we have not one, but two new exhibitions related […]

New banner on display for the first time

3 March 2011

This morning a brand new, freshly conserved banner, has gone on display in the museum galleries.  The Hyde Socialist Sunday School banner has never been on public display before.  For the past seven months or so it has been painstakingly conserved by one of our expert Conservators in the Textile Conservation Studio. The banner is […]