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Curator's Choice: Meg McHugh on Olympic bike racing stars and boneshakers

A "very heavy" Boneshaker from 1868 and Victoria Pendleton's aerodynamic vehicle from the 2012 Olympics are among the highlights at MOSI's new exhibition.

Artist's Statement: Ryan Gander talks about his video 'photo' at Manchester Art Gallery

In the latest in our Artist's Statement series, conceptual artist Ryan Gander tells Culture24 about a key work from his current show at Manchester Art Gallery.

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Ten exhibitions and events to see in UK galleries and museums for the Tour de France

The Yorkshire Festival heralds exhibitions ranging from French porcelain to giant outdoor sculptures, while a land art project stretches across the South Pennine area.

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Open for Business: Magnum photographers tell the story of British manufacturing and industry

The Magnum Photos agency project to document contemporary British manufacturing is showing at Manchester’s Museum of Science & Industry.

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Book of Byron's poems offers link to deported Chartist at People's History Museum

A book of poems by Lord Byron is offering curators and visitors at the People's History Museum in Manchester a tangible link to the life of deported Chartist William Cuffay.

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MOSI launches "highly addictive" musical game that aids research into Alzheimer's

The Museum of Science & Industry has just launched a new online game, #HookedOnMusic, developed to explore the science behind what makes a musical hook.

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Michael Jackson statue and goalscoring legend's boots unite Fulham and Carlisle in Manchester

A huge statue of Michael Jackson, removed from outside Fulham FC's stadium and donated by Mohamed Al-Fayed, joins a legendary goalkeeper's boots at the National Football Museum.

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Matt Pyke and Universal Everything in resounding home win at the National Football Museum

The premiere of Transform, created for would-be chanters, mumblers and part-time raconteurs, saw visitors step onto a spotlighted podium in Manchester. Nick Stockman watched.

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Manchester Art Gallery tests Google glasses which can recognise and interpret artworks

Working with software developers in California, an academic in Manchester says Google Glass will become "huge in every industry" - starting with three paintings.

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Manchester United museum offers free glimpse of trophies to supporters

Manchester United fans disappointed at the club's fortunes this season can console themselves with free entry to the museum at Old Trafford until the end of the month.

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Northern Soul all-nighter to grab sound from floorboards at Manchester's Victoria Baths

Ten-day arts festival Un-Rest has begun at Manchester's Restoration-winning Victoria Baths. Morris Dancers and bodybuilders play their part in a show of powerful physicality.

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Deirdre Barlow's prize glasses under watch as Coronation Street tours open to public

Ena Sharples' hair net, Hilda Ogden's curlers and Vera Duckworth's hooped earrings are among the exhibits as Coronation Street prepares to open for public tours.

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The beautiful game: Matt Pyke talks football and digital art for Museums at Night

We interview Matt Pyke from Universal Everything about his real time voice reactive digital work set destined for the National Football Museum, Manchester for Museums at Night.

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Joana Vasconcelos' Time Machine transforms Manchester Art Gallery

Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos has brought her trademark sculptural interventions to Manchester Art Gallery with some dramatic results.

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Spitfire Fighter plane takes to the roads in manoeuvre from Manchester to London

Having stood in the Museum of Science and Industry's Air and Space Hall for 19 years, technicians have dismantled a 1940s plane and sent it to the RAF Museum.

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