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  • Platt Hall redevelopment: towards a community generated museum

    10 April 2019

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    For 70 years the Platt Hall Gallery, at the crossroads of Rusholme, Fallowfield and Moss Side, has housed Manchester Art Gallery’s costume collection.

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  • From Compton Verney to Tokyo, loans from the gallery this spring

    9 April 2019

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    Requests to loan works from Manchester Art Gallery’s collection come from across the world.

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  • Leonardo in Liverpool

    9 April 2019

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    WOW, this is BIG! Iona from our Visitor Services team took a trip to the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool to see their Leonardo exhibition.

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  • Writers Takeover ii

    13 December 2018

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    Mapping the narrative in artworks Carole Page – English teacher, teacher educator, gallery educator, writer Over a series of three, repeated workshops, I have been trialling the use of story maps as a creative approach to developing writing drawn from a single artwork. The workshop activities begin with close looking, using elements of line, tone, […]

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  • Writer’s Takeover

    13 December 2018

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    Art and Writing: Imagining stories through artworks Carole Page – English teacher, teacher educator, gallery educator, writer Some weeks ago, The Guardian printed extracts from The Writer’s Map: An Atlas of Imaginary Lands, edited by Huw Lewis-Jones (Thames and Hudson). In these extracts, Robert MacFarlane wrote about the map of Treasure Island, that Robert Louis […]

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  • A Statement Against Decree 349

    11 December 2018

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    Manchester Art Gallery reiterates its support for the right of all artists and citizens to free and independent expression and activity in the public sphere.

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  • Leuven and Paris: gallery loans into Europe this month

    31 October 2018

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    As well as extending the reach of the collection, loans are often an opportunity to undertake conservation work.

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  • On the MAGnetblog: An Ode to Thursday Lates

    6 September 2018

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    As we celebrate the legacy of our Thursday Lates and look forward to the future of our First Wednesdays in October, Patrick from our VS team has written a heartfelt ‘Ode to Thursday Lates’. Read this in full on the MAGnet blog by clicking here.    

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  • Taking inspiration from armadillos: an update on costume conservation

    21 August 2018

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    Student Becky Doonan from Glasgow University’s Centre for Textile Conservation and Technical Art History explains how she “took inspiration from armadillos and the way that their overlapping plates allow them to curl and uncurl” during her conservation of a 1950’s Dior dress from the collection housed at Platt Hall Gallery of Costume. Read Becky’s blog post […]

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  • How can art enhance public health services for young families?

    13 August 2018

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    In January 2017 I started working at Manchester Art Gallery as the Learning Manager, Families, a role that I love. I am responsible for making our amazing gallery as relevant and engaging as possible for all families in Manchester and beyond. Our family programme consists of public events, like our school holiday art sessions and […]

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