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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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  • On the MAGnet blog: Movie MAGic

    7 August 2018

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    The MAGnet blog is a platform for reading and sharing ideas. Here, we tap into the wealth of knowledge in our teams; conveying the individual interests and personalities of the people who work at Manchester Art Gallery. In Movie MAGic, we’ll be reviewing films with art or artist-related themes from Hollywood biopics to foreign art […]

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  • All this talk of wellbeing – but what does it actually mean?

    30 July 2018

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    Wellbeing is everywhere. Well, at least talk of it is. I’ve seen books on happy salads, the zen art of washing your face and even mindfulness for dogs! I remember the days when I had to scour the internet for books on mindfulness and now Waterstones has an entire section on it. This is great […]

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  • Streetwise Opera Performance

    26 July 2018

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    Find out about the art-inspired opera performance, led by our community partner, Streetwise Opera.

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  • Manchester Together Archive

    26 July 2018

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    Within hours of the Manchester Arena attack in May 2017 members of the public began to show their respects for the dead and injured.

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  • New acquisition: Work, by Leah Jensen

    30 April 2018

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    Leah Jensen’s porcelain vessel Work, represents 103 hours of work by the artist.

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  • The Chatty Cafe

    11 April 2018

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  • New acquisition: Khushamdeed by Waqas Khan

    10 April 2018

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    We’re pleased to announce that Manchester Museums & Galleries Partnership has acquired three artworks by Lahore based artist Waqas Khan. Created in neon, the Khushamdeed series was conceived by Khan to evoke feelings of anonymity and a judgement-free passage. By positioning these works in Urdu script at the entrance of Manchester Art Gallery, the Whitworth […]

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