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Author: Sara Riccardi

Kim Thompson, Portico Library A3 Print

Exhibition Review: Sit Down & Get Out!, The Portico Library, Manchester

February 1, 2022 Comments Off on Exhibition Review: Sit Down & Get Out!, The Portico Library, Manchester

On entering Manchester’s Portico Library, the strong presence of a figure catches the visitor’s gaze.

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Art Review: ANNIVER5ARY, Saul Art Gallery, Manchester

November 4, 2021 Comments Off on Art Review: ANNIVER5ARY, Saul Art Gallery, Manchester

Five years ago, Ian and Catherine Hay opened the doors of Manchester’s Saul Hay Gallery with an inaugural exhibition.

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Elizabeth Gaskell's House. Credit: Mark Tattersall

Review: Online tour of Elizabeth Gaskell’s House, Manchester

May 17, 2021 Comments Off on Review: Online tour of Elizabeth Gaskell’s House, Manchester

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”.

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Interpreting Heritage - a guide to planning and practice by Steve Slack (2020)

Online Book Launch: Interpreting Heritage – A Guide to Planning and Practice by Steve Slack

January 19, 2021 Comments Off on Online Book Launch: Interpreting Heritage – A Guide to Planning and Practice by Steve Slack

Whenever people working in the heritage sector asked Steve Slack for advice on the planning and delivery of interpretation, he couldn’t put his hands on any useful guides.

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“Artworks can tell stories.” Art historian Sara Riccardi writes about the importance of art – for everyone

December 20, 2020 Comments Off on “Artworks can tell stories.” Art historian Sara Riccardi writes about the importance of art – for everyone

When I meet someone I’ve only communicated with via email for the first time, they are sometimes surprised to find that I’m a rather cheerful young woman.

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