Manchester Histories Day

Two groups of secondary students from Cheadle Hulme High School and Ladybridge High School visited Manchester Museum for a full day of activities to look at the history of Manchester from a range of perspectives. They looked at the men and women who have made significant contributions to science, industry and culture nationally and internationally […]

Adding colour to Whitworth Clay

Every year a group of young entrepreneurs, aged 13 – 14 years, apply to become a key team member of Fresh Made Trade (FMT). This is in its third year and provides a live creative business opportunity for young people from Manchester Academy to design product for the Whitworth’s shop.   Generally products have been […]

Introducing the Culture Collective’s Drawing Anatomy Workshop

The Culture Collective: Learning with Research is a collaborative series working with University of Manchester research students.  Drawing Anatomy brings together scientists and artists to explore the relationship between art and science, working together to gain a better understanding of anatomy.  For this session, Karlina Ozolina and Naomi Billingsley used their cutting edge research to […]

Voicebox – adding students voice to collections

Voicebox is a collaborative project initiated by Manchester Museum and Whitworth Art Gallery to work with partner schools and the Centre for Creative Writing at the University of Manchester.  The project was funded by the Martin Harris Centre at the University to celebrate 10 years since the opening of the Centre and its unique role […]

Go to Manchester Museum’s Coral Exhibition to see Ventalina

Ventalina is Karen Casper’s latest commission – a fan inspired by the depletion of coral.  It is incredibly beautiful and looks amazing amongst the exhibits.  In fact, the coral species next to the fan was one of the first pieces to inspire Casper.  She encountered the brain coral on one of her first research visits […]

Widening Participation BME Celebration Day

  This day proved to be an interesting way to recognise and celebrate the diverse cultures in Manchester, in the past and living in this vibrant city today.  Year 9 students from William Hulme’s Grammar School and Stockport School joined together to explore significant dates when ethnic groups migrated to England from 1100 to 2000 […]

Hyperlink at Tate Modern

On Friday 26 April, we took a group of young people to Hyperlink at the Tate Modern, which was curated by the Gallery’s young peoples group called Tate Collective. Hyperlink was a three-day festival of art, music and fashion in the Tanks and Turbine Hall at Tate Modern. The festival launched Circuit, which is […]