Manchester Art Gallery

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  • Take notice

    7 February 2017

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    Every month, a group of us head off to Manchester Art Gallery to look at just one painting for 30 minutes. The dictionary definition of mindfulness is “a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations”. This is exactly what we […]

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  • The Mindful Museum

    27 January 2017

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    For the past four years we have been developing mindfulness across our learning programmes and with different audiences, we have explored just how this valuable skill can be employed in the appreciation of art. In this way, we have helped people to engage more fully with our permanent collection as well as with our special […]

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  • Ten years of Making conversation at Manchester Art Gallery

    15 September 2016

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    A creative and social space Making conversation has been an integral part of the adult learning programme at Manchester Art Gallery for ten years. There have been some magical moments of connection between the works of art on display at the gallery and people from all walks of life. It’s success lies in creating a […]

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  • Art meets medicine

    1 September 2016

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    Annie Lowe, a fourth year medical student completed her 6 week degree placement with the health and wellbeing team. Here she shares her experience Mindful marks. This week I volunteered at the Mindful marks workshop, I left feeling truly inspired. Based on the concept of mindfulness, this session uses music and mark-making to help people […]

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  • Manchester to Edinburgh cycle ride

    17 August 2016

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    An intrepid group of cyclists have spent the summer donning lycra and pounding out the miles in a desperate attempt to be ride fit for a cycle to Edinburgh this September.

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  • My Favourite Decade

    1 July 2016

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    The Swinging Sixties, the Roaring Twenties, the Flying Forties, even the Naughty Nineties: the decades of the 20th Century have distinct characteristics, marked out as they are by their music, art, literature – and, most of all, by their fashions. To mark the opening of Vogue 100: A Century of Style, we decided to highlight […]

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  • Fashion Friday – Schiaparelli

    1 July 2016

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    This week’s Fashion Friday piece is a Jacket and dress by Elsa Schiaparelli, chosen by Miles Lambert, Curator of Costume.

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  • Fashion Friday

    22 June 2016

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    To mark the start of summer, we’re launching Fashion Friday

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  • Volunteer voices

    11 June 2016

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    My name is Daisy Strang and I am currently studying my MA in Art Gallery and Museum Studies with hope to seek out a career in the gallery setting. I’m particularly interested in education, interpretation and exhibitions within the gallery. I am also a practicing illustrator and I currently am developing my giftware range, yet […]

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  • Volunteer voices

    10 June 2016

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    I have been volunteering at Manchester Art Gallery since March 2015. I work primarily with the exhibitions curators, but depending on the projects can do some work for the collections curators also if the projects connect and they offer to make me a cup of tea. My main reason for volunteering was to begin the […]

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