Support the making of a brand new dinosaur display, opening February 2023!
We're asking for donations, big or small, to help restore and install a real Tenontosaurus skeleton, affectionately named April.
Find out more https://give.museum.manchester.ac.uk/p/campaign/
What's in the box? 📦⁉️✨
This little wooden box is nearly 4,000 year old! Find out what's inside as Curator of Egypt and Sudan, Dr Campbell Price takes you behind the scenes in our storerooms at Manchester Museum...
A medieval plaque discovered in a field in Oldham will be on public display in our new Belonging Gallery from February 2023. We don't know how it came to be in Oldham!
It is the first Mosan plaque known to have been discovered in the northwest of England and the preservation of the object is described as ‘remarkable’ with most of its enamel intact.
It dates back to the 12th or early-13th century and shows the figure of St. Luke at a writing desk. He's shown wearing a robe, seated on the right-hand side facing towards the left, with his head surrounded by a yellow trim halo. Above the writing desk is the head of a bull, which is the patron animal of St. Luke.
The term ‘Mosan’ is used to describe sculpture, stained glass and metalwork produced in the valley of the River Meuse between Luxembourg and Belgium, Germany and France.
Experts say the plaque is likely to have been used to decorate a religious object, such as a book or an altar.
There is also the opportunity to see the plaque at Gallery Oldham from 9 September to 1 October 2022 as part of The Oldham Histories.
A beautiful taxidermy milu deer will be on display in our new Lee Kai Hung Chinese Culture Gallery from February 2023.
Bryan Sitch, Deputy Head of Collections, explains how this species was brought back from the brink of extinction and how it represents the connection between China and the UK.
The gallery will highlight personal stories of migration, friendships and collaboration to inspire empathy and build understanding.
SIX MONTHS TO GO! The museum is on schedule to reopen in February 2023. Take a look inside our extraordinary transformation.
We are extending the building, making room for more joy and learning and evolving into the museum Manchester needs.
We will continue to bring you plenty of behind-the-scenes content as we build up to reopening.
Thank you to our funders including Arts Council, National Heritage Lottery Fund, The University of Manchester and numerous philanthropic supporters.
Manchester Museum Vivarium
Take a closer look at our Vivarium and some of its smallest residents
The Vivarium is home to many critically endangered species and gives us the chance to see conservation in action!
Learn more about what we’re doing as a museum to build a sustainable world, and how you can get involved👉bit.ly/2Xc14YY
Manchester Museum Familiar Spaces
Take a sneak peek behind the scenes at some familiar friends👇👇
Whilst we can’t wait to reopen in February 2023 and show off our new spaces, we’re just as excited to welcome back your favourites!
From the Vivarium, to Stan the T.rex, what are you looking forward to seeing?🦖
Applications are now open for an exciting new opportunity for British artists of South Asian heritage to join our South Asia Gallery Rickshaw Project team.✨
This is a paid opportunity to imagine and develop designs for two rickshaws from Bangladesh which will be displayed in our new South Asia Gallery and at locations across Manchester.
We’re looking for a Visual Artist and two young artists aged 18-25, find out more and apply 👉 mmfromhome.com/rickshaw
Deadline 3 July
When we reopen next year, Stan the T.Rex will have a new Dino friend in the museum.
Introducing April the Tenontosaurus!
Geology graduates from The University of Manchester joined us yesterday to look at how the skeleton fits together. It was like a real and very intense #dinosaur jigsaw 👇🏾🤣
Who’s excited to see April on display?! She will be in our new entrance area to say hello as you arrive.
We are excited to announce the release of the new album Cucusonic from The Vinyl Factory, capturing and conserving the sounds of Colombian biodiversity.
The University of Manchester and charity In Place of War have worked with a team of scientists, anthropologists and musicians, turning natural soundscapes and bioacoustic data into new music.
Find out more bit.ly/3Fshuhq
What is creative ageing, and how can age friendly culture impact on our wellbeing as we grow older?
This week on the Manchester Museum #Podcast, Emma Horridge is joined by Dr Virginia Tandy, Director of CADA, in a conversation about age friendly culture.
We will be closed from 29 August until late 2022 when we will emerge as a new museum for the 21st century - hello future.
In this video our Director, Esme Ward, explains what hello future will bring to the people of Manchester and beyond 👇
International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
Today is the UN International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. We will be sharing some of the work are we doing as part of the Indigenise Manchester Museum programme. Because it is #morethanjustaday. #IndigenousPeoplesDay
Curator of Indigenous Perspectives, Dr Alexandra P. Alberda explains more:
Podcast - "Nature's Rights" - Who cares? With Dr Martha Dietrich
What are 'Nature’s Rights', and who is prepared to stand up for them?
Today on the Manchester Museum #Podcast, Dr Martha Dietrich, Assistant Professor at University of Amsterdam / Universiteit van Amsterdam joins Andrew Gray, our Curator of Herpetology in a thought-provoking conversation.
What are "Indigenous Rights"?
Is there a shared definition of 'Indigenous Rights'?
Today on the Manchester Museum #Podcast Dr Alexandra P. Alberda is joined by Dr Christine Winter to discuss different cultural perspectives & how we step into complexity.
Dice Snake - 60 Second Species
In today's fascinating encounter, we meet the Dice snake 🐍 Similar in many ways to the Grass snake, but the Dice snake is totally aquatic, living in the water and feeding on fish and amphibians. #60SecondSpecies
Find out more 👉 https://mmfromhome.com/60-second-species
We’re recruiting a part time Secondary and Post-16 Science Coordinator✨
Are you passionate about science and nature?
Can you bring awe and wonder into science teaching?
Will you shape the future of learning at Manchester Museum?
Deadline 11 July, more info 👉bit.ly/3zT2I0h
Our learning programme uses material from our collection to bring science to life. You'll have access to over 4 million objects from Archaeology to Zoology!
As part of The University of Manchester we use authentic research in our learning programme. You'll work with curators, University researchers, and PhD students to inspire the next generation of scientists.
You'll have an awe-inspiring backdrop for teaching and learning with our permanent galleries and temporary exhibition programme.
You'll be contributing to our award winning learning programme: bringing science to life for students and teachers.✨
Manchester Culture Awards 2021
@ManCityCouncil has launched the Manchester Culture Awards 2021
Culture and art has kept us connected and entertained, even through a pandemic. It's time to say thanks!
If you've been wowed, inspired, moved - get nominating
Nominations close 18 July
#ArtIsEverywhereMW ✨🎨 #MuseumWeek2021 #MuseumWeek #WeAreNature @MuseumWeek
#CaptionThisMW ⁉️🤔 #MuseumWeek @MuseumWeek
Volunteer's Week - Thank You!
We would like to say a big THANK YOU for your time, care & dedication working with our collections, and for you creativity & kindness, supporting our public programmes. ❤️
You make such a difference to the museum, our visitors and communities!
Volunteers are at the heart of everything we do at Manchester Museum 🧡
The Museum and our community is so much richer thanks to your passion, knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm.
We can’t wait to welcome our volunteers back into the museum – the museum is not the same without you! ❤️
Here are just some of our volunteers’ highlights of working at Manchester Museum 👇👇👇
Common gorse - 60 Second Species
With distinctive coconut-perfumed yellow flowers, the spiky common gorse is a beauty of our landscapes & a favourite of many insects and birds, for which it provides shelter & food. 💛
Find out more about this iconic shrub in this week's #60SecondSpecies
We’re recruiting a Curator of Living Cultures.
We’re recruiting a Curator of Living Cultures.
Find out more and apply here: https://t.co/xm3zU5W1KS?amp=1
Follow the thread below to see some of the projects you’ll be part of 👇👇👇
Working with global partners like @AIATSIS with a shared ambition around cultural revitalisation, you’ll diligently and carefully work on repatriation cases, leading to emotional homecomings, like this week's return to Country of 19 Arrernte objects: https://ab.co/3fdxoRG
Delivering our #MMhellofuture transformation as we become even more inclusive, imaginative & caring, you’ll become part of the South Asia Gallery Collective, co-creating a @britishmuseum partnership gallery that will explore the experiences of South Asian diaspora communities.
You'll get imaginative around programming for our Exhibition Hall, opening in 2022 with #GoldenMummies. Help us continue this series of exhibitions which will probe aspects of decolonisation, sharing new research & fresh interpretations of our collections.
You'll engage with contemporary and historic concerns and injustices entwined with our collections. With the #DevolvingRestitution project, you’ll explore African collections' histories, and with peers & communities in Africa & UK, enact work that brings reconciliation & healing.
It’s an important role where you can make a big difference.
You’ll have amazing colleagues by your side, an incredible collection at your fingertips and the radical history of Manchester at your shoulder.
If you think this is you, find out more & apply: https://t.co/xm3zU5W1KS?amp=1
We are open and… *We Are Nature*
How does nature make you feel?
Discover ‘Wild Chorus’ and ‘Voicing Silence’, two artistic responses to the beauty, complexity & decline of wildlife.
More 👉 https://www.mmfromhome.com/online-exhibition-displays
#BackToMuseums #MMWeAreNature #WildChorus #VoicingSilence
International Museum Day 2021
It’s International Museum Day and we’re celebrating @OSCH_Mcr young people and their work @McrMuseum ✨ Throughout the day we’ll hear about their personal experiences at the museum 👇
Find out more about #OSCH: https://sharedculturalheritage.wordpress.com/
We start off with a fantastic blog by Hawwa, exploring what it means to be a young person of colour navigating Eurocentric education and heritage sites and her hopes for change in the future.
Read more 👉 tinyurl.com/t7cpbuk
Next up, Roheema’s blog looks at her many different experiences as a digital intern, including an appearance on @BBC Radio!
Read it here 👉 tinyurl.com/vytrbvs4
Looking to the future, we have recruited 2 Cultural Learning & Participation Apprentices who will spend 18 months with @OSCH_Mcr ✨
Maya looks forward to the opportunities this will bring to her & others 👉 https://rb.gy/xr9cib
#IMD2021 #OSCH #KickTheDust #TheFutureofMuseums
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