Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections

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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 3 exhibitions a year, showcasing our collections and artwork by regional and internationally acclaimed artists. We also have a programme of events each year including 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.
image showing the exterior of the Design Centre in London in 1971

Projecting British Design: The Design Council Slide Collection in Focus

  • 18 April — 28 May 2016 *on now

This exhibition highlights a nationally important photographic archive recently transferred to MMU Special Collections, and provides a rare opportunity to experience its materiality at first hand.

Comprising a wealth of imagery showing selected examples of British design and the campaigning activities of the Design Council, the slide collection is a unique prism through which to view the key debates around design and taste in the decades after the Second World War.

From post-war austerity to Thatcherism, Modernism to Pop, Projecting British Design offers historical insight and visual pleasure in equal measure.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

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

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

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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