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Grafters: Industrial society in image and word

Grafters: Industrial society in image and word

Visions and voices of industrial society

6 February 2016 — 18 September 2016

6 February - 18 September 2016, Grafters - Industrial society in image and word @ People's History Museum. The Miner by Harold White © National Coal Mining Museum for England

Time 10:00 - 17:00

Duration 7 hours

Cost In order to keep our exhibitions programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation

6 February - 18 September 2016, Grafters - Industrial society in image and word @ People's History Museum. Navvies, Manchester Ship Canal by W E Birtles © Chethams LibraryNothing compared to photography when it came to capturing the Industrial Revolution.  As Britain’s society changed, techniques in photography developed, enabling workers to capture their own lives for the first time.

Visitors will witness how the working classes went from objects in photos, to heroic representations of industry and finally to photographers themselves.  Curated by leading documentary photographer Ian Beesley, the exhibition highlights unseen images from important photographic collections.

6 February - 18 September 2016, Grafters - Industrial society in image and word @ People's History Museum. Mill girls, 1960. Courtesy of John BulmerTo accompany these scenes of industrial life, the museum has commissioned new poems by Ian McMillan, giving new voice to the unknown people captured in the images.We Love Kids in Museums

Family Friendly exhibition, suitable for all ages

 

6 February - 18 September 2016, Grafters - Industrial society in image and word @ People's History Museum. Burlers and Menders by C H Wood, Scotts Mill, 1948 © Bradford Museums & Galleries

Grafters has been kindly supported by UCLan.

UCLan

Exhibition updates:

  • Check out the exciting programme of events to accompany the exhibition - with something for visitors of all ages to enjoy
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  • Are you a teacher or group leader?  Bring your group to visit the exhibition and combine it with one of our Grafters themed Learning sessions