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Easter 2015

  • Easter holiday fun!
  • New Community Gallery exhibition
  • Parliament Week Partners’ Conference
  • MMU Special Collections – new exhibition
1924 election photograph. Election! changing exhibition at People's History Museum

Easter holiday fun!

The museum is open as usual over the Easter weekend so why not pop in with the family?  Take inspiration from our exhibition Election! Britain Votes and make your own manifesto collage or show us what your perfect politician would look like at our craft table.  Bring your very little ones to our story session to meet Mr Ordinary and help him get his Thinking and Doing back.  Explore the rest of the museum and enjoy hands-on stuff in every gallery for visitors of all ages.
  25 April - 19 July 2015, Voices of Kosovo in Manchester @ People's History Museum, artwork © Jehona Bogujevci

Voices of Kosovo in Manchester

In 1999 the most serious humanitarian crisis in Europe since World War II erupted in the Balkans.  Kosovar ethnic Albanians were airlifted to Manchester in an unprecedented British evacuation programme.  Hear personal stories of a community fleeing from ethnic cleansing, their arrival in the UK, and the impact it had on both the people of Manchester and those who arrived as refugees.  Running from Saturday 25 April to Sunday 19 July, this exhibition is a Manchester Aid to Kosovo (MaK) project, curated by James Walmsley.

Celebrate ideas worth fighting for!  Join the Radicals and support the People's History Museum


Debate real politics with real people – down the pub.  Join our Politics Pub Quiz at The Font on Thurs 14 May

16 April 2015, Parliament Week Partners’ Conference @ People's History Museum

Parliament Week Partners’ Conference

The museum is delighted to be hosting the Parliament Week Partners' Conference on Thursday 16 April.  The conference is a free day of talks, workshops and networking to engage and inspire your organisation to take part in Parliament Week 2015.  The day will include talks about Parliament Week and how your organisation can take part, as well as practical and inspiring workshops.  Throughout the day you will also have many opportunities to network with other partners and share your ideas.  Follow the link below for further information and booking requirements.
  Sit-in at Manchester Polytechnic c1970 © Visual Resources Centre at Manchester Metropolitan University

We Want People Who Can Draw: Instruction and Dissent in the British Art School  

Running from Monday 20 April to Friday 31 July, this MMU Special Collections exhibition brings together manifestos and other forms of subversive literature that explore aspects of the history of British art schools since World War II.  The exhibition includes items relating to The Slade School of Fine Art Women's Group, Icteric from King’s College, Durham University’s Fine Art course, the Royal College of Art student journals Ark and Ostrich, and the Hornsey and Guildford sit-ins of 1968.  These past episodes of dissent are positioned in relation to present concerns in art education in the UK.