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Manchester Museum named finalist for Museum of the Year 2024

Manchester Museum named finalist for Museum of the Year 2024

After relaunching only last year, Manchester Museum is one step closer to becoming the Art Fund Museum of the Year
University bicentenary celebrations light Oxford Road purple

University bicentenary celebrations light Oxford Road purple

The University of Manchester launches its bicentenary with a special Light Up event on Oxford Road and in the Manchester Museum
Celebrate Biology Week in Manchester

Celebrate Biology Week in Manchester

Biology week starts on the 16th October. Explore some of the ways to get involved in Manchester and from the comfort of your home
Lifestyle Loves: Manchester for free

Lifestyle Loves: Manchester for free

We’re showcasing some of the best free things to do in Manchester as being a student on a budget can often feel restricting, but it doesn’t have to mean that you can’t enjoy your city
Manchester Museum returns sacred artefacts to indigenous Australians

Manchester Museum returns sacred artefacts to indigenous Australians

Of 43 museums in the UK that hold precious items Manchester Museum is the first to start returning them to indigenous people
Manchester Museum return sacred objects to indigenous Australians

Manchester Museum return sacred objects to indigenous Australians

The decision comes after international criticism of the country’s possession of sacred artefacts
Breaking the Occupation of the Mind: Art and Culture in Palestine

Breaking the Occupation of the Mind: Art and Culture in Palestine

‘Breaking the Occupation of the Mind’, overshadowed its rough edges with thought-provoking contributions
Artefact of the Week: Nasca Ceramic Jug

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
Review: ‘It’s a Wrap’ at Manchester Museum

Review: ‘It’s a Wrap’ at Manchester Museum

Theo Bennett reviews the action-packed, but deeply nostalgic closing event of Manchester Museum’s Egypt Gallery, which shall be off-limits until reopening in 2021

Review: Object Lessons

Manchester Museum celebrates art and science through its new collection of curiosities

UoM supports campaign to save endangered amphibian

In support of World Wildlife Day 2016, the university is investing into saving endangered species

Mummified animal exhibition opens at Manchester Museum

A new exhibition centered around a extensive collection of mummified animals has opened at the Manchester Museum

Octogenerian tigon returns to Manchester

Maude, a popular zoological attraction in the 1930s and 40s, is the result of the breeding of a male tiger and female lion

Interview: Professor Phil Manning

Andy van den Bent-Kelly sat down with the Professor of Natural History to discuss all things prehistoric

Mystery of moving statue at Manchester Museum solved

An engineer has found the cause behind the rotating Egyptian statue at the Manchester Museum

Venue Guide: Destination Art

These five venues make up Manchesters’ most famous, and rightly so, between them housing world-class classical, contemporary and performance art

A Night at the Museum

Grace Williams visits the newly redeveloped Ancient Worlds galleries at the Manchester Museum

News in brief – 5th November

Mancunian zombies, a million pound exhibition and a WWI bomb found in Didsbury

University museums win £2 million grant

Manchester Museums receive grant to expand their volunteer programs while others lose government support