We’ve probably all felt the frustration of ordering clothes in ‘our size’ only to find they don’t fit—but can maths help?
Archivist Jan Shearsmith takes us on another sneak peak into the Science and Industry Museum archives. Here, he discusses how cataloguing descriptions can never quite live up to the experience of finding an unexpected and mysterious collections gem.
What does it take to create stunning images from behind the scenes at a museum?
One of the most poignant objects to be added in to the textiles gallery is a tiny pair of leather children’s clogs dating from around 1870.
Archivist Ceri Forster has been selecting shipper’s tickets from our huge collection to be displayed in the textiles gallery.
As the opening date for our refreshed Textiles Gallery approaches, we go behind the scenes with Exhibitions Project Manager Jane Brown to find out what’s involved.
A full 10 years before Neil Armstrong made his first steps on the moon, a company based right here in Manchester was making space suits. That company was P. Frankenstein and Sons Ltd.
Textile production and computing—two of Manchester’s most important historic industries—are brought together in the Jacquard loom, on display in our Textiles Gallery.