artefact of the week Articles
Artefact of the Week: John Rylands Library
Whether you’re perusing archives for your dissertation, or want to escape to a quiet space, the John Rylands is a luxurious alternative to withering away in Blue 3
Artefact of the Week: Owens Park Tower
In this instalment of artefact of the week, Chess Bradley examines the once halls of residence and brutalist monstrosity, The Tower.
Artefact of the Week: The Red Stripe Can
After visiting the Reno at The Whitworth, Chess Bradley considers the empty red stripe as a symbol of being young in Manchester
Artefact of the Week: The Manchester Bee
A swarm of worker bees cover our city, from street signs to paving slabs to the Manchester University crest, the Manchester Bee is everywhere. But how many of us really know the history behind the bee?
Artefact of the Week: Karl Marx’s desk
In keeping with the political atmosphere of the Students’ Union elections, Bella Jewell explores Manchester’s history of left-wing politics in this instalment of Artefact of the Week, looking to the desk on which Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels formulated the socio-economical theory Marxism
Artefact of the week: A Monument to Vimto (1992)
In this instalment of Artefact of the Week, Angus Dickson looks at the bizarre Vimto monument on Granby Row, considering its place in Manchester’s history, and how it continues to evoke a distinctly mancunian pride
Artefact of the Week: The Toast Rack
In this instalment of Artefact of the Week, Bella Jewell examines a mancunian treasure, The Toast Rack: a grade two listed brutalist masterpiece.
Artefact of the Week: gauranga
Bella Jewell investigates the meaning behind the mysterious Mancunian graffiti campaign: gauranga.
Artefact of the Week: Tony Wilson Mural
In this instalment of Artefact of the Week, Theo Bennett explores a tribute to Manchester music mogul Tony Wilson: the latest Akse mural to grace the side of a Northern Quarter substation
Artefact of the Week on tour: Shoes on the Danube Bank
In this instalment of Artefact of the Week, Bella Jewell examines a powerful but haunting memorial to the Holocaust in Budapest
Artefact of the Week: Nasca Ceramic Jug
In this edition of Artefact of the Week, Sophie Marriott looks at a ceramic jug from the Nasca Culture of Pre-Hispanic South America and how their mysterious and captivating artistry was filled with their iconography
Artefact of the Week: The Heaton Park Colonnade
In this week’s edition of Artefact of the Week, Louis Haddad uncovers the history of Heaton Park Colonnade, a decaying reminder of Manchester’s ever-changing cityscape
Artefact of the Week: Smithfield Market
Theo Bennett unconvers Manchester’s Industrial past through the lens of Smithfield Market in the Northern Quarter: one of the many hidden intrigues of the city
Artefact of the Week: Statue of Robert Owen
Patrick Evans looks at the history of a curious bronze statue, considering Robert Owen’s involvement in the cooperative movement