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January 2014

  • Banner changeover 2014
  • New Community Gallery exhibition
  • Museums At Night Connect10 – VOTE PHM!
  • Art Turning Left at Tate Liverpool

Banner changeover 2014

It’s another busy start to the new year for our Textile Conservation department, who are currently preparing the museum’s annual banner changeover.  Please note Main Gallery One is closed this week, re-opening on Saturday 11 January and Main Gallery Two will be closed from Monday 13 January, re-opening on Saturday 18 January.  Visit again soon and be the first to see lots of newly conserved banners!  Find out more about your favourite banner on our Beautiful Banners tour on Friday 24 January, and go behind the scenes on a tour of our Textile Conservation Studio on Friday 31 January.
  18 December 2013 - 16 March 2014, Booth Hall Children's Hospital @ People's History Museum

Booth Hall Children’s Hospital by REELmcr

Visit our latest Community Gallery exhibition and take a look back at a once world renowned Manchester hospital.  On display until Sunday 16 March, this reflective exhibition includes photographs and memories gathered from ex-staff and patients from the now closed Booth Hall Hospital in north Manchester.  The exhibition was organised by REELmcr, a dynamic, not for profit social enterprise, committed to giving a voice to the most alienated, deprived, under represented and vulnerable communities in the North West.

Punk football?  What’s that?  Find out more about FC United of Manchester, a community football team


Check out two creative courses for you to Play Your Part and get involved with PHM this winter


Museums at Night Connect10 – VOTE PHM!

The museum is delighted to have been shortlisted to win a visit from artist Janette Parris in Culture24′s competition for Museums at Night, Connect10.  Parris’ work often focuses on the ‘everyday’ and the common experience – an excellent fit for PHM as the home of ‘ideas worth fighting for’ and our focus on the struggle of ordinary people.  A public vote opens on Tuesday 14 January and decides which artist goes where.  VOTE PHM to win a visit from Janette Parris and go on a journey through an alternative history… What if the Chartist petition had been successful?  What if the suffragettes had failed to get votes for women?  What if Thatcher had lost the 1979 election?

Art Turning Left at Tate Liverpool

Just a train ride away from Manchester city centre, Tate Liverpool presents Art Turning Left, the first exhibition to examine how the production and reception of art has been influenced by leftwing values.  Running until Sunday 2 February, don’t miss your last chance to see this fascinating exhibition including a Walter Crane banner from PHM’s collection and other work from diverse artists from 200 years of art history such as William Morris, the Guerrilla Girls and Jeremy Deller.  Key concerns such as equality in production, collective authorship and the question of how to merge art and life are explored throughout the show.