South Asia Gallery Collective at the Whitworth

A guest post by Irit Narkiss, Conservator of Objects and Access and the South Asia Gallery’s designated conservator, on a recent research trip with the South Asia Gallery Collective. The South Asia Gallery Collective has recently trooped down the road to the Whitworth to explore South Asian textiles with Assistant Curator of Textiles and Wallpaper,…

Help lead us into the future

How would you like to work with a remarkable encyclopaedic collection of over 4 million objects and specimens, a committed team of curators and conservators and lead the development of new exhibition spaces and programmes, all at one of the world’s leading university museums? We are pleased to announce a new opportunity to work with…

Manchester Museum’s first Iftar party

A guest post from Sadia Habib, the Museum’s new ‘Our Shared Cultural Heritage Coordinator’, about the Museum’s first Iftar party on 16 May. Manchester Museum had its first Iftar gathering in its 127 year history, and it was the hottest ticket in town! In recent years, gigantic Iftar events have become all the rage and…

Highlights from the China Collection

In this guest post, Bryan Sitch, Deputy Head of Collections, shares some of his work to explore the Museum’s China Collections in search of material for the new Lee Kai Hung Gallery of Chinese Culture, due to open in 2021. As many of you know I am very lucky to have been selected for a…

Trip to New Orleans

A second post from Baz, Secondary and Post-16 Coordinator for Science, this time about his trip to New Orleans last autumn, supported by the University of Manchester’s Investing in Success scheme. New Orleans, also known as the “Big Easy” is known for its round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live-music scene and spicy, singular cuisine reflecting its history…

Highlights from Singapore

A guest post from Baz, Secondary and Post-16 Coordinator for Science, about his trip to Singapore which was supported by the University of Manchester’s Investing in Success scheme. This is the first of a two-part post, and in the next blog, Baz shares some highlights from New Orleans. Last year I was fortunate enough two…

Partition Museum Partnership

In April, we opened our new temporary exhibition, ‘Jallianwala Bagh 1919: Punjab under Siege’. The exhibition was developed in partnership with The Partition Museum, Amritsar and is based on their commemorative exhibition ‘Punjab under Siege’. This guest post from Priyanka Seshadri, the Partition Museum Associate who worked closely with Cat Lumb and Stephen Welsh at…

South Asia Gallery Collective at Manchester Art Gallery

A guest post by Nusrat Ahmed, South Asia Gallery Community Producer, with an update on the South Asia Gallery Collective’s recent visit to Manchester Art Gallery. Hello Everyone. A bit about myself, my name is Nusrat Ahmed and on 1st April I started a new role at Manchester Museum as South Asia Gallery Community Producer. …

South Asia Gallery Collective at John Rylands Library

A guest post from Andrea Winn, Curator of Community Exhibitions, with an update on the South Asia Gallery Collective. On Saturday 30 March a number of the South Asia Gallery Collective embarked on our second research visit to the John Rylands Library, also part of the University of Manchester, located on Deansgate in Manchester. We were…

Developments in volunteering: part 2

In this second post Kate, our Volunteer Coordinator, shares some of the new activities, roles and partnerships that have been developed over the last six months and some exciting events to look out for in the future. On-gallery conservation volunteers One of the most popular new roles at the Museum has been the on-gallery conservation…

Developments in volunteering: part 1

A guest post from Kate Glynn, our Volunteer Coordinator, who reflects on the development of the Museum’s volunteer programmes over the last six months, before she takes a short break from the Museum to go on Maternity Leave. At Manchester Museum, we are very lucky to be supported by a brilliant team of 190 volunteers…