Review: Use Hearing Protection – The Early Years of Factory Records, Science & Industry Museum, Manchester
Back at the start of last year, Northern Soul spoke to curator Jan Hicks about the then-forthcoming Science and Industry Museum exhibition about Factory – that’s to say, Tony Wilson and co’s now-legendary northern music empire.Read the full story..
Keeping the Brontë spirit alive during Covid: Rebecca Yorke from the Brontë Parsonage Museum talks to Northern Soul
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Brontë Parsonage Museum in Haworth, West Yorkshire, had attracted Brontë fans from across the globe. Its collections are the largest and most important in the world and continue to inspire scholars, writers and artists. But The Brontë Society, which was founded in 1893, is a charity. While it receives public funding from Arts Council England, it relies heavily on admissions and the generosity of members for its income. During lockdown, the museum was forced to closed for the first time in more than a century.Read the full story..
As the interactive virtual tour came to an end, our digital guide remarked that they hoped visitors to Elizabeth Gaskell’s House would receive as authentic an experience as “it would have been in Elizabeth’s lifetime”.Read the full story..
Instagram filters are not the first tool to be used to distort and manipulate the female form.Read the full story..
“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.Read the full story..
“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.Read the full story..
In the 1993 film Groundhog Day, Bill Murray is forced to live the same day again and again.Read the full story..
“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.Read the full story..
The UK’s national museum of democracy is 10 years old this week.Read the full story..
Jan Hicks has a particular, distinctive memory of growing up in the early 80s.Read the full story..
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