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Your Paintings Project Revealed

13 December 2012

All 212,000 of the United Kingdom’s oil paintings are now online The museum is really excited to be part of the impressive national project which is Your Paintings. Today the Public Catalogue Foundation (PCF) and the BBC completed their hugely ambitious project to put online the United Kingdom’s entire collection of oil paintings in public ownership. […]

Family Friendly Christmas Ideas

Mr Ordinary's Prize merchandise

11 December 2012

Why not give your school or early years group an early Christmas present? Order a FREE copy of our illustrated children’s book Mr Ordinary’s Prize for your class and enjoy the adventure. “the book is wonderful, I bought a copy and have been sharing it with my reception class… They LOVE it!!!” – Teacher, All […]

New ICON/HLF Conservation Intern


7 December 2012

We hear from our newly appointed ICON/HLF Conservation Intern, Danielle Connolly. Through the Institute of Conservation (ICON) and the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) a 12 month internship in banner conservation was created at the People’s History Museum.  Having recently completed a two year postgraduate course in Textile Conservation at the University of Glasgow, the internship […]

Audio guide re-launch

Audio guide in use in the galleries

30 November 2012

The museum is pleased to announce that since the audio guides were launched earlier this year, we have been monitoring take up and actively gathering feedback from users.  Following evaluation of all the comments and feedback, improvements have been made to the script with additional information added so that visitors can learn even more about […]

Cleaning of Acrylic Painted Surfaces (CAPS)

26 November 2012

In July of this year our Textile Conservator, Leanne Tonkin, attended a workshop at Tate Britain, London concerning the cleaning of acrylic painted surfaces, otherwise known as CAPS.  The workshop was hosted by The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), Los Angeles and Tate, London and was the third in a series of workshops regarding the cleaning […]

Manchester Science Festival 2012

Manchester Science Festival

22 October 2012

The museum is looking forward to being part of the Manchester Science Festival for the first time this year. The Manchester Science Festival explores the wonder of science with nine days of events inviting people to come out and play, create and experiment with science.  There are over 100 varied events across Greater Manchester, from […]

Improving financial sustainability through voltage optimisation

19 October 2012

The People’s History Museum has been awarded a grant of £5,000 from Museum Development North West Sustainable Improvement Fund. Operations Manager Steve Talbot explains a bit more about the project to introduce voltage optimisation equipment into the museum’s systems. After the dust had settled after our major re-development and re-opening in 2010, the museum undertook […]

PHM launches new app – ideas worth scanning

10 October 2012

In the last few days the People’s History Museum has launched a new app which ties in with the museum’s new leaflet.  Design agency Vivid won the pitch to design the museum’s first piece of general consumer print since re-opening in 2010.  The brief was for the leaflet to help raise awareness of the museum and […]

Labour Party Conference 2012

2 October 2012

The museum is very pleased that we have a stand at the Labour Party Conference again this year.  If you’re a delegate at the conference, please come and say hello to us – we’re on stand number 89.  We’re selling some of our very popular posters and postcards so delegates can buy a souvenir of […]

Parliament Week 2012

27 September 2012

We are delighted to be part of this year’s Parliament Week.  Running from 19 – 25 November 2012, Parliament Week is a national initiative to build greater awareness of, and engagement with, parliamentary democracy in the UK. Parliament Week 2012 will bring together organisations, schools and individuals from all over the UK in a week-long programme […]