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Museums at Night 2012 Update

9 March 2012

Museums at Night

The results of Culture24′s Connect10 competition for Museums at Night were announced earlier this week.  The museum was shortlisted along with The Wedgwood Museum in Stoke and the Haworth Art Gallery in Accrington to win a visit from contemporary photographer Martin Parr, with members of the public invited to vote for the winning venue.

Though the online poll results were very close, unfortunately the museum was not the winning venue.  Our congratulations go to The Wedgwood Museum, who will enjoy a visit from Martin for their Museums at Night 2012 event.  We are also delighted to congratulate our friends at the Working Class Movement Library in Salford who were successful in their category of the competition to win a visit from photographer Simon Roberts.

Though the museum is disappointed not to have won, we really enjoyed taking part in the competition and are busy planning an exciting photography themed event to celebrate Museums at Night 2012.  The museum houses an archive of over 70,000 photographic images, charting the history of working people and the labour movement – some of which will be displayed at our special event.  We will be running a competition inviting young photographers living and working in Manchester to submit their work on the theme of ‘Protest’.  The winner will be announced at our Protest Photography Evening on Friday 18 May, with special guests and prizes to be revealed.

Find out more about our Museums at Night 2012 event with details of how to enter the photography competition to follow soon.