As the festive season gathers pace, our Archives Manager Jan Hicks, who curated Use Hearing Protection: The early years of Factory Records, looks at some of the Christmas gifts and cards sent out by Factory Records over the years.
Jan Hicks is the Archives Manager here at the Science and Industry Museum.
Use Hearing Protection exhibition originators Jon Savage and Mat Bancroft and exhibition curator for the Science and Industry Museum, Jan Hicks, explain how they developed the exhibition concept, and why it doesn’t include the Haçienda.
On the 40th anniversary of the release of FAC 49 Little Voices, Archives Manager and curator of Use Hearing Protection: The early years of Factory Records Jan Hicks explores the collaborative, cross-pollinating world of Factory Records.
Archives Manager and Use Hearing Protection lead curator Jan Hicks explores how pioneering Factory Records was when it came to recording technology and techniques.
Archives Manager and Use Hearing Protection lead curator Jan Hicks takes a look at how instrumental a number of women were in the formation of Factory Records.
In the first of a series looking at inventions that didn’t quite live up to the hype, Archives Manager Jan Hicks reveals some very fashionable footwear…
How the magnificent John Rylands Library got its electricity is a fascinating look at the growth of 19th century Manchester, early electricity developments, and may even hold lessons for more sustainable power in our future.
October 2018 is the 110th anniversary of the Manchester Electrical Exhibition, held at Platt Fields in the Rusholme area of Manchester.
Who knew pylons were so fascinating? Science and Industry Museum Archives Manager Jan Hicks, that’s who…!
On the other side of the AC/DC battle to Ferranti, the Hopkinson brothers’ campaign for a DC supply was most effective in Manchester.
2018 is the Year of Engineering, and what better way to join in than to talk some more about one of Britain’s many great engineers, Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti?
161 years ago, on 26 August 1856, the world’s first synthetic dye was patented by William Henry Perkin, whose archive is now part of our collection.