Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections

Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections
Sir Kenneth Green Library
All Saints
Manchester
Greater Manchester
M15 6BH
England

Website

www.specialcollections.mmu.ac.uk

E-mail

lib-spec-coll@mmu.ac.uk

Telephone

0161 247 6107

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Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections is a museum, gallery and reading room and is open to the public to browse or research the unique collections, attend an event or to see our exhibitions.

The Special Collections Gallery features 2-3 exhibitions a year, showcasing our collections and artwork by regional and internationally acclaimed artists. We also have a programme of events each year inlcuding talks, workshops and tours.

Venue Type:

Library, Archive, Gallery

Opening hours

Mon-Fri 10.00-16.00
Term Time only:
Thursday 10.00-19.00
Satuday 12.00-16.00

Closed: Sunday

Admission charges

Free Admission

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Material Matters

  • 22 September — 12 December 2014

This exhibition looks at how different materials have been used in art, craft and design over the centuries and across cultures.
Historic objects, selected from MMU Special Collections’ Manchester School of Art Collection, will illustrate how the choice of material changes how we shape and utilise objects; how the use of some materials hasn’t changed over centuries; and how new materials impact on object design and development.
To complement the historic collections, contemporary work by makers from the Manchester School of Art who work in both traditional and new materials is included, showing the ongoing importance of materiality to the artist and designer, and how far materials give expression to their work.

Admission

Free admission

Website

http://www.specialcollections.mmu.ac.uk

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