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Image Gallery: The Female Form Through Time, Discovery Museum, Newcastle

April 21, 2021 No Comments

Instagram filters are not the first tool to be used to distort and manipulate the female form.

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Campbell Price, Manchester Museum

“We have a basket that’s 4,000 years old, but looks like you can buy it in B&Q.” Campbell Price, Egyptologist and curator at Manchester Museum

March 6, 2021 Comments Off on “We have a basket that’s 4,000 years old, but looks like you can buy it in B&Q.” Campbell Price, Egyptologist and curator at Manchester Museum

Museums may be closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but one Manchester-based academic has found a way to bring Egyptology to people in the comfort of their own homes.

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Royal Photographic Society shorlisted entry do be diplayed in the digital exhibition - The Dead River by Abdul Momin

“Online platforms allow us to reach new audiences.” Ella Wild, Science and Industry Museum, Manchester

February 15, 2021 Comments Off on “Online platforms allow us to reach new audiences.” Ella Wild, Science and Industry Museum, Manchester

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Manchester Science Festival was one of the most popular science festivals in the UK and had become a key event in the city’s cultural calendar. Here, the Science and Industry Museum’s head of festival and events, Ella Wild, discusses the decision to take the festival online and the benefits that audiences can find in digital events.

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“We are daring to change.” Kate Harland, Lion Salt Works Museum, Cheshire

December 1, 2020 Comments Off on “We are daring to change.” Kate Harland, Lion Salt Works Museum, Cheshire

In the 1993 film Groundhog Day, Bill Murray is forced to live the same day again and again.

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Sally MacDonald, Director of the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester in front of the Baby Computer.

“Science has never been more relevant.” Sally MacDonald, director of the Science and Industry Museum, Manchester

September 15, 2020 Comments Off on “Science has never been more relevant.” Sally MacDonald, director of the Science and Industry Museum, Manchester

It’s almost exactly six years since I became director of the Science and Industry Museum. 

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Illustration by Danielle Rhoda for People’s History Museum. 

The national museum of democracy on its tenth anniversary: People’s History Museum

February 14, 2020 Comments Off on The national museum of democracy on its tenth anniversary: People’s History Museum

The UK’s national museum of democracy is 10 years old this week.

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Use Hearing Protection: celebrating the early years of Factory Records

February 1, 2020 Comments Off on Use Hearing Protection: celebrating the early years of Factory Records

Jan Hicks has a particular, distinctive memory of growing up in the early 80s.

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These are photographs of Astley Green headgear

Preserving our history: Lancashire Museum of Mining, Astley Green

November 4, 2019 Comments Off on Preserving our history: Lancashire Museum of Mining, Astley Green

As you approach the Lancashire Museum of Mining (formerly the Astley Green Colliery), you can’t miss the Grade II listed pit headgear which, like a huge Meccano construction, dominates the skyline.

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Photo Gallery: Second Nature – what is nature anyway? The Portico Library, Manchester

November 4, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Second Nature – what is nature anyway? The Portico Library, Manchester

Did you know there’s a secret garden tucked away in an historic Manchester Library within walking distance from Piccadilly Gardens?

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Yemen: Inside a Crisis. Credit: Giles

Yemen: Inside a Crisis, Imperial War Museum North

October 14, 2019 Comments Off on Yemen: Inside a Crisis, Imperial War Museum North

Described by the UN as the “world’s worst” humanitarian crisis, the on-going conflict in Yemen has left an estimated 80 per cent of the country’s men, women and children in desperate need of assistance.

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