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02/12/2020
Wild Chorus by Harry Ovington

Recorded & composed in summer 2020, Wild Chorus by Harry Ovington reflects a unique moment of global quiet. Today, although Manchester Museum cannot yet reopen its doors, we hope this digital launch will energise and inspire you to reconnect with nature & take action.

https://mmfromhome.com/wild-chorus

In this breath-taking composition, Harry Ovington blends field recordings of nature with sonified weather pattern datasets, capturing 3 separate perspectives of the dawn chorus; the birds, the insects and a person walking through the landscape as the sun rises.

“The aim is to always include a tangible narrative within a piece of music, whether that be environmental concern or a reference to the time in which the piece was being constructed. Also looking at different perspectives from nature.” Harry Ovington

Wild Chorus forms part of Harry Ovington’s Sonic Rewild research project, part of a PhD in composition at The University of Manchester, with the aim of reconnecting audiences to nature through sound and artistically represented environmental information.

Right now, we all carry with us our experiences of lockdown and our hopes for recovery. In our confinement, we listened intently. Might these vivid reconnections with nature lead us to different choices and bring about a wilder future?

Listen now: https://mmfromhome.com/wild-chorus

It's Day 2 of our Caring Christmas Advent Calendar 🎁 Today Bryony brings us a story of sand, seashells and the reminders...
02/12/2020

It's Day 2 of our Caring Christmas Advent Calendar 🎁 Today Bryony brings us a story of sand, seashells and the reminders of home that are so important to us all, this year more than ever. 🐚✨
https://bit.ly/36vu7c6

Today we unite with people across the world in the fight against HIV. Sadly, many of those living with HIV still face un...
01/12/2020

Today we unite with people across the world in the fight against HIV. Sadly, many of those living with HIV still face unacceptable levels of discrimination. Find out more about how we can all help bring an end to HIV stigma: https://worldaidsday.org

#WorldAIDSDay #RockTheRibbon

This year, we are bringing you A Caring Christmas #AdventCalendar. Each day our gift to you is a little story of wonder,...
01/12/2020

This year, we are bringing you A Caring Christmas #AdventCalendar. Each day our gift to you is a little story of wonder, celebrating how we care for our world and each other.

It’s 1st December, which means it's time to open the first window…

🎁👉http://bit.ly/36qpXSP

Every month we continue to share our actions and progress. This is part of our commitment to transparency and accountabi...
30/11/2020

Every month we continue to share our actions and progress. This is part of our commitment to transparency and accountability in our practices and visibility in our work tackling systemic and institutional racism. #BlackLivesMatter #BlackLivesMatterUK

We extended our Creative Call Out for 'Black History Month and Beyond' until the end of November to inspire creativity throughout #Lockdown2. We have received some fantastic, diverse proposals and we are looking forward to supporting some of these new projects in 2021.

The young people of @OSCH_Mcr presented a truly inspiring session at the Fair Museum Jobs Summit, talking about their involvement in the recruiting of staff, the #KickTheDust project, and how they are giving #YoungPeople a voice in museums. #FMJSummit

This month we were delighted to share the launch of the #DevolvingRestitution Project, in which we will be working with partners in Africa & the UK. We look forward to deepened connections & purposeful dialogue around the return of African heritage.

https://prm.web.ox.ac.uk/african-restitution

For the Being Human Festival, Manchester Museum held 2 #HackTheMuseum workshops. Led by Dr Emma Martin, the workshops helped #YoungPeople develop skills to provide alternative narratives to colonial collections.
Find out more: https://mmhellofuture.wordpress.com/2020/11/27/new-worlds-new-narratives/

And earlier this month, Curator David Gelsthorpe presented his research at Natural Sciences Collections Association Decolonising Natural Science Collections Conference. This ground-breaking paper was a call to action to decolonise mineral collections and research.
Watch: https://youtu.be/8lUmIhhH_uI

This new blog post - Fascinating fluorescent molluscs - shines a light on some illuminating science, studying shells fro...
30/11/2020
Research Stories – Fluorescent Molluscs

This new blog post - Fascinating fluorescent molluscs - shines a light on some illuminating science, studying shells from all over the world in Manchester Museum’s collections.

Manchester Museum's collection includes around 750,000 shells, this provides a huge biodiversity for research. Last year The University of Manchester scientist Tom Pettini spent a lot of time in the dark looking at molluscs in the zoology stores - investigating fluorescence in nature.

Naturally occurring fluorescence is quite common, and has been found in certain rocks and minerals, in plants, fungi, bacteria and animals. A new study using museum specimens recently discovered even platypus can do it! But why are scientists interested in fluorescent animals?

Fluorescence is a very useful tool in biological research; it enables us to tag & highlight molecules or structures in the body that would otherwise be invisible. Naturally fluorescent molecules can help us understand diseases such as malaria, cancer, heart disease & many more!

Excitingly, many hours in the dark with a special UV torch paid off, as Tom discovered some of the Manchester Museum molluscs did indeed glow many different colours! Hopefully, this valuable work can continue in the near future.

#MolluscMonday #scicomm #CoolScience

https://naturemanchester.wordpress.com/2020/11/26/research-stories-fluorescent-molluscs/

Manchester Museum is proud to be part of Manchester University; we are the UK’s largest university museum and we encourage access to collections for scientific research. Today we shine a light on j…

For #MuseumShopSunday our Museum Shop have a fantastic offer 🌟✨Our separate Museum Shop reopens on 3rd Dec & all purchas...
29/11/2020

For #MuseumShopSunday our Museum Shop have a fantastic offer 🌟✨

Our separate Museum Shop reopens on 3rd Dec & all purchases on Thursday & Friday this week will receive 10% discount and a #free bespoke notebook!

And remember every purchase from our shop helps to support the Museum and our local suppliers.

#ShopUnique #SustainingCulture #ShopMuseums

It is with huge disappointment that following the latest Government announcement, we will not be able to reopen next wee...
27/11/2020

It is with huge disappointment that following the latest Government announcement, we will not be able to reopen next week. This means that sadly, you'll have to wait a little longer to visit the Museum.

But we have some good news that our separate Museum Shop will reopen on 3rd December, with some wonderful gift ideas for all the family!

The shop will be open Monday to Friday, 10:00 to 15:00
And will close for Christmas on Friday 18th December

Especially at this time of year, we want to continue to inspire joy and wonder! We will stay connected with activities, resources and some festive online broadcasts, so please keep exploring http://mmfromhome.com.

What have you always wanted to know about #AncientEgypt? Now's your chance to ask Curator Dr Campbell Price 👇 And don't ...
25/11/2020

What have you always wanted to know about #AncientEgypt?

Now's your chance to ask Curator Dr Campbell Price 👇

And don't forget to tune in to #Periscope LIVE at 3pm tomorrow!

www.periscope.tv/mcrmuseum

25/11/2020

How do colonialism, its legacy and systemic attribution lie at the core of the main issue with climate change?

Samihah Mudabirr, Our Shared Cultural Heritage
#BraveNewWorld #McrZeroCarbon

25/11/2020

What role can cultural institutions play in helping understanding the present & in creating a new vocabulary to better frame & express the emotions and support the change?

Marion Smith, activist and student The University of Manchester, author of ‘Student Guide to Climate Grief and Action’
#BraveNewWorld #McrZeroCarbon

25/11/2020

What is the cultural sector's responsibility in building a visible and compelling change in active carbon reduction, civic engagement, social justice and education?

Pooja Kishinani, activist and student The University of Manchester, author of ‘Student Guide to Climate Grief and Action’
#BraveNewWorld #McrZeroCarbon

25/11/2020

Should we stop using the big 'C' words?

Dr Jen O'Brien, Senior Lecturer in Geography, The University of Manchester

#BraveNewWorld #McrZeroCarbon

25/11/2020

How does the cultural sector creatively address the climate and ecological emergency for the people of our city region?

Dave Barlow, Blue and Green Infrastructure, Manchester City Council
#BraveNewWorld #McrZeroCarbon

25/11/2020

Manchester and Greater Manchester have committed to urgent and deep carbon reduction and to be zero carbon by 2038. Are we ready?

Alison Tickell CEO of Julie's Bicycle
#BraveNewWorld #McrZeroCarbon

25/11/2020

Today, Esme Ward, Manchester Museum, and Simon Curtis, Royal Exchange Theatre, are bringing cultural organisations across Manchester together to explore how Manchester’s cultural sector can address the climate and ecological emergency.
#BraveNewWorld

23/11/2020
Golden Mummies

'Golden Mummies of Egypt' by Curator Campbell Price is out now!
This book showcases an extraordinary range of artefacts, examining how & why they came to Manchester, the ancient identities these objects helped to construct, & the ways in they have been interpreted in the Western world.
Available now in the Manchester Museum Shop, £25 (p&p).
Order your copy by contacting the museum shop on Tel 0161 275 6256, Mon-Fri, 10am-2pm.
Hurry up, there are still some signed copies by the Curator

23/11/2020
What are the legacies of colonialism?

"What are the legacies of colonialism?"

In the new episode of the Manchester Museum #Podcast, British artists The Singh Twins discuss their journey as artists and the narratives of Empire, colonialism, conflict & slavery their work confronts.

Listen now: https://bit.ly/3fsPCgK

Today is #TransDayofRemembrance. We see you, we remember you, we support you. Today we stand in solidarity with our tran...
20/11/2020

Today is #TransDayofRemembrance. We see you, we remember you, we support you. Today we stand in solidarity with our trans community across the world.

Find out more about organisations doing great work supporting trans people and their families: https://bit.ly/3kO3ovn

18/11/2020
#AskaConservator Day

Today is the day! #AskAConservator. Meet
@McrMuseum Conservator Irit. Discover more about caring for our mummies and find out why she decided to become a Conservator. @McrConservation

18/11/2020
#AskaConservator

Today is the day! #AskAConservator. Meet our Collections Care Manager and Senior Conservator Sam Beath. Find out more about her work and why she likes to work
@McrMuseum.Today she will be answering to all your questions!
@McrConservation

18/11/2020
#AskAConservator Day!

Today is the day! #AskAConservator. Meet our Preventive Conservator Abby and find out more about her work
@McrMuseum. Today she will be answering to all your questions!

16/11/2020
#AskAConservator

November 18th is #AskAConservator day!
@McrMuseum
's Conservation Team are getting ready to answer all your questions. Do you want to know more about how to care for things? Add your questions on the comments and we'll answer them on the day!

May millions of lamps brighten your life with endless happiness and peace. This is an occasion to joyfully celebrate lig...
14/11/2020

May millions of lamps brighten your life with endless happiness and peace. This is an occasion to joyfully celebrate light over darkness. Wishing you and those dear to you a #HappyDiwali from all at Manchester Museum.

Sadly, we have not been able to host a #Diwali in the Museum this year, but we share memories of last year's celebration in our film for the Iglobal News #DiwaliFest2020.

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCW4A3ANGK8

We look forward to celebrating in the Museum in 2021.

12/11/2020

Have you ever wondered how we care for our many different collections Manchester Museum?
On November 18th is #AskAConservator Day and our Conservators will answer to all your questions! Submit them here
#AskAConservator

12/11/2020

What do our Conservators do? How do they care for our collections? Want to know more? Ask your questions here 👇 and our team will be answering them on November 18th, #AskAConservator Day! 👇

11/11/2020

November 18th is #AskAConservator day!

@mcrmuseum's Conservation Team are getting ready to answer all your questions. Do you want to know more about how to care for things?

Ask your questions here 👇👇👇

Cranes are a symbol of hope. These origami cranes are displayed in the Peace case in our Living Worlds gallery, surround...
11/11/2020

Cranes are a symbol of hope. These origami cranes are displayed in the Peace case in our Living Worlds gallery, surrounding a piece of rubble from the Hiroshima atomic blast and a Demoiselle crane.
#WorldOrigamiDay #Peace

The case tells a story of peace. The paper cranes represent those folded by Sadako, a young girl who contracted leukaemia after the 1945 bombing in Hiroshima. She was a determined girl, who wished for peace and a world without war.

Like rainbows, cranes are a sign of hope. You can find out how to fold your own paper crane by watching this video:
https://youtu.be/H9HELrIDCBk
#WorldOrigamiDay

Thomas Walsh (1877-1970) was a millworker from Burnley who served in the army and studied modern languages at The Univer...
11/11/2020

Thomas Walsh (1877-1970) was a millworker from Burnley who served in the army and studied modern languages at The University of Manchester. During World War I, the British army advertised for men who could speak Mandarin to be officers with the Chinese Labour Corps.

During World War I, 100,000 Chinese workers came to northern Europe to dig trenches, lay railway lines & move supplies & munitions. Their contribution was invaluable. Sadly, it is estimated 10,000, some say more, workers died during the war.
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http://themeridiansociety.org.uk/CLC.HTML

Today Ming-Ai (London) Institute & The Meridian Society hosted an online event to remember the Chinese Labour Corps, some of whom are buried in Anfield Cemetery, with personal reminiscences by descendants, commemorating China’s often forgotten part in the First World War.

Lt. Thomas Walsh was presented with an umbrella by members of the company in appreciation for his work. He was very proud of the umbrella, which is now part of Manchester Museum’s collection and may be displayed in the new Lee Kai Hung Chinese Culture Gallery opening in 2022.

One of Lt. Walsh's relatives kindly shared images of the Chinese workers, some with names, including Du Yixian and Xu Youtang.

If you are a relative & have a story to share, we would love hear from you as we prepare our new Lee Kai Hung Chinese Culture gallery. #MMhellofuture

09/11/2020

🎧 Listen to the latest episode of the Manchester Museum #Podcast - out now on all major streaming platforms.

Who owns Egyptian Heritage? With Heba Abd El Gawad in conversation with Curator Dr Campbell Price.

Listen 👉 bit.ly/38tGrLl

We will remember them.#lestweforget #poppyday
08/11/2020

We will remember them.

#lestweforget #poppyday

Are you looking for a positive project to get stuck into over #Lockdown2?We are extending our Creative Call over the com...
06/11/2020

Are you looking for a positive project to get stuck into over #Lockdown2?
We are extending our Creative Call over the coming month. We are looking to support new programmes, projects or events that respond to #BlackHistoryMonth and beyond.
Find out more: http://bit.ly/354nonK

Sadly, Manchester Museum is now closed until further notice. We will continue to connect and inspire, sharing activities...
05/11/2020

Sadly, Manchester Museum is now closed until further notice.

We will continue to connect and inspire, sharing activities and resources to spark joy & wonder, so please keep exploring www.mmfromhome.com.

We look forward to seeing you soon.
Stay safe and thank you for your support.

Tune in for your weekly dose of amazing #AncientEgypt facts with Dr. CampbellPrice. Thursday 3pm on #Periscope  https://...
03/11/2020

Tune in for your weekly dose of amazing #AncientEgypt facts with Dr. CampbellPrice. Thursday 3pm on #Periscope https://twitter.com/McrMuseum

We are proud to announce our official partnership with @IGlobal News on their first ever virtual event – DiwaliFest & Aw...
02/11/2020

We are proud to announce our official partnership with @IGlobal News on their first ever virtual event – DiwaliFest & Awards 2020, 6-8 Nov. #DiwaliFest2020 will be a show like no other – bringing together 100,000 participants throughout the UK for a riveting three-day programme of cooking, wellness, topical discussion, arts & cultural performances. Join our live musical concerts from your favourite stars, cook along with world class chefs and celebrate the pillars of our community who have helped us get through these challenging times at the iGlobal Impact Awards. #InspireTogether and Register NOW at www.iglobalnews.com

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Following the latest government guidance, we regret we are now closed until further notice.

Information about reopening and booking will be put on our website and social media as soon as it is available. The health and wellbeing of our staff, visitors, volunteers, and our community are our first priority and we look forward to welcoming you to Manchester Museum as soon as it is safe to do so.

In the meanwhile, we hope that you will continue to connect with us on social media @mcrmuseum, and we have put together resources, activities and information that you can enjoy at home, you can find these on our Manchester Museum from Home site: www.mmfromhome.com

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Hello there - I was wondering if there was any unpaid/paid positions vacant at the museum? I have a years experience working in another museum, as well as a Master's Degree in History and am looking for a new challenge after COVID-19 hit my prospects. Any information would be welcome! Joe
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Hello! I found a live Earwig in my supermarket lettuce from Spain today. I was wondering if it may be of interest to the museum? I have already emailed Dmitri Logunov.
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Hi, does Dr Campbell Price have an email address you could forward to me, as I would like to discuss some research I am doing.
Hi So glad you’re back open 😊 Could anyone tell me if the Egyptian section is open please? My niece is doing a project in school and I was hoping to visit with her. Thank you 😊
are you open??
Are you open today?
Hi are you open at the moment? & do we need to book a time if so? Thank you x
When do you reopen?
Good Evening, please can you advise when you might be opening again please?