In this guest post, MA student Hudson Ray tells us about their placement in the curatorial team, helping to find and enhance LGBTQ, women’s and disability stories in Manchester engineering.
Top Secret exhibition curator Dr Liz Bruton explores the little-known role of women in signals intelligence, from secret codes used by Mary, Queen of Scots, through to women working in cyber security today.
Collections Care Assistant Amy Stevenson takes us behind the scenes of the Use Hearing Protection exhibition, revealing what’s involved in getting the objects ready.
In this post, Volunteer Manager Katie Powell reflects on her and other colleagues’ work volunteering in vaccination centres across Manchester, helping to roll out the COVID-19 vaccine and make sure everyone gets their shot.
Curator of Engineering Sarah Baines looks back at the history and prior uses of the Lower Campfield Market—otherwise known as our Air and Space Hall—and celebrates the 38 years it has spent delighting visitors as a transport and aviation gallery.
Associate Curator Abigail Wilson takes a look at the items in the Top Secret: From ciphers to cyber security exhibition and in our collections that tell the story of Alan Turing’s incredible life and career.
What connects an iconic album cover with an overlooked female scientist? With the opening of our new exhibition, Use Hearing Protection: The early years of Factory Records, on 19 June, we tell the story of all those white wavy lines on your Joy Division t-shirt.
As part of our recently announced decarbonisation plan, £2.6 million of the funding received will be used to transform the Power Hall into a landmark symbol of the future, as well as of historic engineering.