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  • Unearthing the mysteries of Manchester Art Gallery’s lost sculptures

    14 September 2020

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    As part of the ongoing Out of the Crate exhibition, a group of volunteers have been tasked with researching some of the gallery’s ‘cold cases.’ This refers to items in the sculpture collection about which the gallery knows very little. The gallery is also encouraging members of the public to engage in active research and […]

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  • Making Conversation in Lockdown

    7 September 2020

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    By lead artist Naomi Kendrick Making Conversation is an adult learning workshop the gallery that was established in 2006. Each workshop is led by me Naomi Kendrick, artist Helen Newman and a dedicated group of volunteers. It is a friendly social space where people gather to explore the gallery’s exhibitions, discuss their feelings about the […]

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  • Sarah Parker Remond commission

    3 September 2020

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    In 1859, African American, lecturer and abolitionist Sarah Parker Remond came to Lancashire to appeal to mill owners and cotton workers to support the US anti-slavery movement, she spoke in the Atheneum (now part of Manchester Art Gallery) and said the words: “ When I walk through the streets of Manchester and meet load after […]

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  • A safe place that is part of a healing process

    22 July 2020

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    What do people get from volunteering here? As a volunteer manager, I spend quite a bit of time having tea and coffee with volunteers. Sometimes in groups but often for a one to one chat. This is the part of the job that I love – spending time with people, getting to know who they […]

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  • Baby boxes are go!

    16 July 2020

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    Baby boxes are go!

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  • We’re reopening on 20 August

    14 July 2020

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    The national picture To put all this in a national context, the National Gallery in London was the first to reopen on 8 July, Tate are reopening on 27 July and The V&A on 4 August. HOME in Manchester is reopening in September. We will reopen on 20 August, so not too far behind the […]

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  • Work: Behind the Scenes

    7 July 2020

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    It’s not bad working from home. But sometimes the disconnect from the wider world feels too great. I was just at that point a fortnight ago when out of the blue came a friendly email from Alice Strang, a curator whose work will be well-known to anyone interested in Modern Scottish Painting (Google her – […]

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  • The Derek Jarman Pocket Park

    30 June 2020

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    The Derek Jarman Pocket Park

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  • When are we reopening?

    29 June 2020

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    This week’s Government announcement that museums and galleries can reopen from 4 July is welcome news. We’ve very much missed being open and can’t wait to welcome people back, but it’s important to us that we manage the re-opening in a way that ensures our visitors and staff feel safe. We’re looking at how we […]

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  • Black Lives Matter

    3 June 2020

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    Around the world people are demonstrating their outrage at the killing of George Floyd and with other cultural institutions we join in condemning racist oppression and violence. Like millions of others we have taken to social media, to observe #blackouttuesday, to take time to think about our position and to participate in providing a space […]

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