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Manchester Museum has enormous privilege and we can use that to effect change in structures and systems. We're starting ...
05/06/2020

Manchester Museum has enormous privilege and we can use that to effect change in structures and systems. We're starting by educating ourselves as we actively work towards change. To start, here are some useful resources:

https://www.mminquarantine.com/the-things-they-didn-t-teach-us

#BlackLivesMatter #BlackLivesMattterUK

Manchester Museum
05/06/2020

Manchester Museum

#BlackLivesMatter#BlackLivesMatterUK#Solidarity.Reposted from @osch.youngpeople • The #OSCH #kickthedust Young Collectiv...
05/06/2020

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‘This is about vulnerability’: Ingrid Waldron on the links between environmental racism and police brutality.#BlackLives...
05/06/2020
‘This is about vulnerability’: Ingrid Waldron on the links between environmental racism and police brutality | The Narwhal

‘This is about vulnerability’: Ingrid Waldron on the links between environmental racism and police brutality.

#BlackLivesMatter #BlackLivesMatterUK #WorldEnvironmentDay
#Solidarity

As North America is gripped by growing demonstrations against police brutality, The Narwhal speaks with one of Canada’s foremost experts on environmental racism and the vulnerabilities that link minority communities through the impacts of climate change, COVID-19 and state violence

How to be an ally. Really helpful advice from Dr Muna Abdi.#BlackLivesMatter  #BlackLivesMatterUK#Solidarity..Reposted f...
05/06/2020

How to be an ally. Really helpful advice from Dr Muna Abdi
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Reposted from @drmunabdi • How to be an effective ally x

‘This is about vulnerability’: Ingrid Waldron on the links between environmental racism and police brutality.#BlackLives...
05/06/2020

‘This is about vulnerability’: Ingrid Waldron on the links between environmental racism and police brutality.
#BlackLivesMatter  #BlackLivesMatterUK #WorldEnvironmentDay #Solidarity
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Reposted from @thenarwhalca • “Black people are hated in this world. Our very existence is considered problematic. As a Black person I know what hate feels like.” As North America is gripped by growing demonstrations against police brutality, The Narwhal spoke with Ingrid Waldron, one of Canada’s foremost experts on environmental racism and the vulnerabilities that link minority communities through the impacts of climate change, COVID-19 and state violence.

Our managing editor @takeittothelinnitt asked Waldron, author of There’s Something in the Water: Environmental Racism in Indigenous and Black Communities, about the relationship between police brutality and environmental racism.

Waldron said, “Black and Indigenous people are not on the minds of white people. The harms that come to us are not on the minds of white people.

When [Nova Scotia Premier] Stephen McNeil announced the closure of Boat Harbour last year, I thought, wow, the Indigenous community has been calling on the government to close Boat Harbour since the ’80s. [The Northern Pulp mill in Pictou, Nova Scotia, discharged waste into Boat Harbour in the territory of the Pictou Landing First Nation for more than half a century until the plant closed in January 2020]. Why would it take so long after all the activism the communities have been engaged in for this decision to be made?

With police violence, it’s similar. It’s different, but it’s similar in that the physical and emotional impacts on Black bodies are not the kinds of things white people care about.

When I look at George Floyd, I see a white policeman trying to terrorize the Black onlookers. That kind of terror is about the policeman saying, ‘This is what can happen to you. I can put my knee on his neck. This is what I want you to see.’ He was not just harming George Floyd, he was harming those who were watching.

The way he positioned his body — positioned directly in front of the people screaming at him to stop — there’s an arrogance there. He had a knee

#BlackLivesMatter#BlackLivesMatterUK#Solidarity..Repost from @theblackcurriculum • The Black Curriculum, like the entire...
04/06/2020

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Repost from @theblackcurriculum • The Black Curriculum, like the entire globe, has watched the sustained, horrific events of the last few weeks in the UK and US and the subsequent civil protests. These, alongside the stark socio-economic inequalities exposed by Covid19 that have impacted Black people across the UK, have moved us to amplify our existing campaign #TBH365.
Our campaign is focused on changing the UK’s national curriculum - to include Black lived experiences and contributions throughout history.
#TBH365 is primarily aimed at Gavin Williamson and builds on decades of lobbying and petitioning to include Black history across the curriculum and across all key stages. We will use social media to raise awareness and mobilise everyone to collectively change the national curriculum and help to bring equity, unity and healing to future generations.

04/06/2020

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I tried to make it as poetic as I could but it’s hard to make something that’s very ugly sound pretty. Non black people who care about me or any other black person in your life, silence against racism doesn’t cut it anymore. So here are some solutions: -ALWAYS call out your non black friends, partners and family members on their microagressions and racism. -Stop being so offended about being called out for racism and just actively learn from your past. -Recognise your privilege, you can’t help it but you can use your voice to empower others. -If you’re British, start by EDUCATING yourself on the aftermath of the British ‘empire’ in countries that were colonised and how the inhabitants & diaspora are STILL affected today. Educate, educate educate. Western school systems often omit key parts of history which isn’t your fault but at your adult age, it’s not enough to fold your hands and be non-racist, you need to be anti-racism.
If post like this bore you, unfollow me and ask yourself why that is on the way out.

04/06/2020

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Spoken Word Poem by Damani Dennisur in response to the current climate surrounding #covid19 and #georgefloyd
Thank you to @mcrcityoflit @youngidentitymcr @unitedwestreamgm @contactmcr @metbury @reeceiw @sizeofficial
#StayHomeSaveLives
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03/06/2020

Reposted from • @kidsofcolourhq Just over a year ago we held our event 'Kids of Colour on Policing' with NPMP. Incredible young people spoke out, and their words have informed so much of our work.

Many joined us then, we hope even more join us now.

Follow us.
Follow npolicemonitor on twitter.

Together we've been working hard to mobilise around over-policing in GM, and we need everyone on board.

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#blacklivesmatter #blacklivesmatteruk #solidarity..Repost from • @chanje.kunda Fight the power! We are part of the wonde...
03/06/2020

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Repost from • @chanje.kunda Fight the power! We are part of the wonder and splendor of nature, the miracle of life. We are not expendable. We will not stand for brutality, we will not stand for racism. Not today. Not tomorrow. Not any day of the week. Ever. One for all and all for one

03/06/2020

Powerful words from Meduulla

#BlackLivesMatter
#BlackLivesMatterUK
#Solidarity

03/06/2020

#BlackLivesMatter
#BlackLivesMatterUK
#Solidarity

Our feed this week will be dedicated to amplifying messages and sharing resources to support the #BlackLivesMatter  move...
03/06/2020

Our feed this week will be dedicated to amplifying messages and sharing resources to support the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
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We know that we must do more, and we will continue to raise the voices of those fighting to support the cause.
#BlackLivesMatterUK #Solidarity

Manchester Museum recognises racism is prevalent in society, and we stand in solidarity with Black communities in the US...
02/06/2020

Manchester Museum recognises racism is prevalent in society, and we stand in solidarity with Black communities in the US and UK to fight it. Out of respect for this moment, we are pausing our social media content to help spread the message of #antiracism.

When we return we will be amplifying messages in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. We know that we must do more, and we will continue to raise the voices of those fighting to support the cause.

#BlackOutTuesday
#Solidarity

Manchester Museum
02/06/2020

Manchester Museum

28/05/2020

Our T. rex Stan is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to cool dinosaur facts!

Join our Curator of Earth Sciences David Gelsthorpe as he tells dinosaur stories & answers your questions LIVE

Tues 2 June, 12 noon #Periscope

Find out more here: https://www.mminquarantine.com/dinosaurs-with-david

You can leave your questions for David here in the comments 🦕

27/05/2020

This carved stone Roman altar was found during excavation in Manchester in 2008. The person who found it was only on their second dig, so it was particularly exciting to find there was an inscription on the altar.

A daily thread of awe & wonder

Manchester is well known for its Roman remains, including a Roman fort at Castlefield. Nearby there was a civilian settlement where merchants & families of the soldiers lived. Lots of Roman material has been found in the city over the years, including several inscribed altars.

The Latin inscription on the altar reads: DEABVS MATRIBVS HANNANEFTIS ET OLLOTOTIS - AELIUS VICTOR VSLLM. Trans. "Dedicated to the mother goddesses Hananeftis and Ollototis, Aelius Victor gladly, willingly and deservedly fulfilled his vow."

Aelius Victor was fulfilling a vow he had made to the mother goddesses of a German tribe called the Hannanfates who lived at the mouth of the Rhine. Aelius presumably was in the Roman army. He must have promised to erect an altar if he arrived safely.

The altar was found with pottery including a bowl, perhaps used to make offerings when the altar’s working life came to an end. This bowl was put back together by placement students working in the conservation lab at Manchester Museum.

#MMinQuarantine #MuseumFromHome

25/05/2020

Reeves’s pheasants (Syrmaticus reevesii) are endemic to central and east China. Males are brightly coloured and have extremely long tails, which can be over 2 metres in length.

A daily thread of awe & wonder from our collection of over 4.5 million objects

This magnificent pheasant is named after John Reeves, who worked for the East India Company. He travelled to China in 1812 where he became the chief inspector of tea in Canton. He collected botanical and animal specimens at a time when little was known about China’s natural history.

When he retired in 1831, Reeves took specimens back to England where the pheasant was bred successfully at London Zoo. The Reeve’s Pheasant was named for him by J.E Gray in 1829.

If you’re looking for inspiration for creative crafting this Bank Holiday, or just curious to find out more, head on over to our mobile site and explore our Encyclopedia of Wondrous Objects.

https://www.mminquarantine.com/encyclopaedia

#MMinQuarantine
#MuseumFromHome

‪Eid Mubarak to our friends all over the world who are celebrating today! 🌙‬#EidMubarak ‪#Eid2020 #EidAtHome ‬
24/05/2020

‪Eid Mubarak to our friends all over the world who are celebrating today! 🌙‬

#EidMubarak ‪#Eid2020 #EidAtHome ‬

‪Today we remember those who lost their lives, and our thoughts are with their loved ones and everyone affected by the M...
22/05/2020

‪Today we remember those who lost their lives, and our thoughts are with their loved ones and everyone affected by the Manchester Arena attack 3 years ago ❤️
#WeRemember #ManchesterTogether #Manchester #Peace ‬

20/05/2020

A fantastic job opportunity for young people!

Are you 18-25?
Can you produce imaginative & creative digital content?
Interested in South Asian heritage?

With @BritishArts we're looking for 2 Digital Producer Paid Interns!

For more information
https://www.mminquarantine.com/south-asian-heritage-month

Please like and share!

20/05/2020

The stela of Sobek-khu is an important historical document. Although it looks quite crude, this carved limestone commemorative tablet ('stela') is one of the earliest historical accounts of warfare in human history, dating to around 1800 BCE.

A daily thread of awe & wonder...

It was found at Abydos, the site most sacred to the worship of the god Osiris. It was hoped that the stela would act as a place-marker to enable its owner, Sobek-khu, to participate in rituals there for eternity.

It was first described and published by Manchester Egyptologist Thomas Eric Peet in 1914, the year of the outbreak of World War One, in which Peet served in the Kings (Liverpool) Regiment, Army Service Corps. Find out more on Dr Campbell Price’s blog:

https://egyptmanchester.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/texts-in-translation-13-the-stela-of-sobek-khu-acc-no-3306/

To find out more stories about our collection, tune in and join Curator of Egypt and Sudan Dr Campbell Price on #Periscope tomorrow at 3pm for Egyptology in Lockdown LIVE! You can post your questions for Campbell here 👇👇👇

19/05/2020

The world’s largest butterfly, the Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing (Ornithoptera alexandrae), was described by Baron Walter Rothschild in 1907. He named it in honour of Queen Alexandra, wife of King Edward VII of the United Kingdom.

Continuing our daily thread of awe & wonder

These specimens were acquired from the famous field collector Albert S. Meek, collected at Kumusi River, Papua New Guinea in 1907. They are part of David Longsdon‘s Swallowtail Butterfly (Papilionidae) Collection donated to Manchester Museum in 1938.

https://entomologymanchester.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/2015_dockery_logunov_longsdonpapilionidae.pdf

The butterfly can have a wingspan of up to 25 cm. It is found in areas of primary rainforest in Papua New Guinea and lives in the canopy. Find out more on the Entomology Manchester blog:

https://entomologymanchester.wordpress.com/2010/04/27/the-queen-alexandras-birdwing/

The Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing is currently considered Endangered by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and is threatened by deforestation for palm oil plantations. Find out more about endangered species in our online exhibition #MMBeautyandtheBeasts

https://www.mminquarantine.com/online-exhibition-displays

18/05/2020

It's #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek. As well as having conversations and raising awareness about our mental health during these difficult times, let’s remember the power of #kindness and keep connecting in our communities.

Download our cultural first aid kit here:

https://www.mminquarantine.com/resources-for-carers

Tune into #Periscope  now for Frog Friday Live! Matthew O’Donnell is back this week and will be highlighting #Endangered...
15/05/2020
Manchester Museum

Tune into #Periscope now for Frog Friday Live!

Matthew O’Donnell is back this week and will be highlighting #EndangeredSpeciesDay with stories of hope in amphibian conservation 🐸

Matt will also be looking at the impact climate change has on these animals #ClimateMW

The latest broadcasts from Manchester Museum (@McrMuseum). Built in 1880s, houses The University of Manchester's collections of natural history, Egyptology, archaeology & anthropology. Tweets by Steve D & Corinne L

14/05/2020

It's #MuseumWeek and we're remembering some of our incredible moments over the last year. Thanks to our amazing partners, collaborators and visitors who made these moments happen!

#MomentsMW

What's your favourite Manchester Museum moment?

Please share them with us in the comments 👇

14/05/2020

Today’s the day! Join us LIVE on #Periscope for Egyptology in Lockdown LIVE this afternoon at 3pm!

https://www.periscope.tv/McrMuseum/1eaKbQnopLBxX

Post your Egyptology questions for Dr Campbell Price in the comments👇👇👇

Connection and care are at the heart of everything we do at Manchester Museum. Although we are currently closed we have ...
13/05/2020
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Connection and care are at the heart of everything we do at Manchester Museum. Although we are currently closed we have moved a lot of our activities online.

#TogetherMW

And get together and connect with us for Egyptology in Lockdown LIVE on #Periscope tomorrow at 3pm with Dr Campbell Price.

And catch up on last week’s Egyptology in Lockdown here:

#Egyptology #lockdown @EgyptMcr

It's #MuseumWeek and we want to thank all our key workers; nurses, doctors, supermarket staff, delivery drivers, postal ...
11/05/2020

It's #MuseumWeek and we want to thank all our key workers; nurses, doctors, supermarket staff, delivery drivers, postal workers and everyone on the front line caring for us as you always have #HeroesMW

Find out how @OfficialUoM staff are supporting PPE supply: https://www.staffnet.manchester.ac.uk/news/display/?id=23988

30/04/2020
University Bingo

Two and three: 23!
📅 This Thursday, tune in to our Facebook Live and play University Bingo with fellow students.
The game begins at 4pm

Have you seen the digital resources for ‘Young, Rich and Famous’ - Manchester Museum’s ancient Egypt exhibition at Manch...
30/04/2020

Have you seen the digital resources for ‘Young, Rich and Famous’ - Manchester Museum’s ancient Egypt exhibition at Manchester’s Central Library?

https://www.mminquarantine.com/resource-for-home-educators-and-fam

And today (and every Thursday) Manchester Museum will be going live on Periscope with ‘Egyptology in Lockdown Live’.

https://www.mminquarantine.com/egyptology-in-lockdown

So, head over to Twitter @McrMuseum at 3pm to catch up with Dr Campbell Price and explore some of the museum’s collections.

We have made lots of resources available on our mobile site:

www.mminquarantine.com

If you have children in Key Stages 2 or 3 we have made our worksheets that accompany the museum’s ‘Young, Rich and Famous’ exhibition at Manchester’s Central Library available to download, so check these out along with many other resources in our ‘Home Educators and Families’ section:

https://www.mminquarantine.com/resource-for-home-educators-and-fam

#MMinQuarantine
#MuseumFromHome

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Manchester Museum, The University Of Manchester, Oxford Road
Manchester
M13 9PL

https://www.museum.manchester.ac.uk/visit/gettinghere/

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

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0161 275 2648

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We found some fossils in Bury over the bank holiday. Mussels and leaves
We found this on Kersal Moor in Salford It’s a fairly dense rock and heavy for its size approx 5cmx4cm It has lots of holes on one side (shown) none on the other Can you shed any light on it?
Omg!! That was scary hehe :) My son who's a very knowledgeable and animal lover had a great time at our visit yesterday. Lovely little museum.
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Aaaaagh! What’s that scary thing with Stan?
He’s got #stan in his #hand #dinoselfie
Hi 👋 is there disabled parking and is it accessible? Thanks x
I'm trying to contact Sam Sportun following my visit to the museum stores with Doctors Campbell and Lidija to see a crocodile mummy. If someone could put me in touch I'd be really grateful. Meanwhile I'm processing my photos for my Y3 Manchester Certificate essay.
Had such a great adventure with my little boy Percy yesterday 🙂 such lovely staff and a grand day our 🙂
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