People's History Museum blog

PHM is the national museum of democracy, telling the story of its development in Britain: past, present, and future.

On this blog we share posts from the PHM team and other experts, with behind the scenes stories, coverage of PHM's exhibitions, events, and Learning Programme, and highlights from the museum's unique collection.

Clockwise Sisters Uncut protest, London, 2018 (c) Holly Falconer, Fan, bearing signatures of the International Brigade, around 1936 & Aldermaston Protest, 1958. Both PHM & Alien Anthropologists (c) www.polyp.org.uk

2021 Reader Favourites

6 January 2022


Journey through People’s History Museum’s (PHM) migration themed year with our top read blogs of 2021.  From queer migrant journeys to the right to protest, thousands of you read about ideas worth fighting for on the PHM blog last year.  These are the stories you enjoyed most.



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Zofia Kufeldt, Programme Officer at People's History Museum

A rediscovered campaign with resonance today

1 December 2021


In this blog PHM’s Programme Officer Zofia Kufeldt delves into who CAIL were, the Immigration Act of 1971 which was the impetus behind the campaign and how it continues to form the basis of the UK’s immigration laws today.



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Left to right PHM Community Curators Anis Akhtar, Hannah Ross, Ruth Malkin and Alison Wilde

Nothing About Us Without Us

18 November 2021


In this blog, Programme Officer Michael Powell shares information about the museum’s next major programme, Nothing About Us Without Us – Disabled People’s Activism: Past, Present and Future and we introduce PHM’s four new Community Curators who reveal why they chose to get involved.



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I Spy activity at People's History Museum

Enjoy Manchester’s museums and galleries this Autumn

22 October 2021


Plan and book your visits with this guide to our top cultural picks this autumn in Manchester. 

 

 



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Adam Hewitt from the charity Hope for Justice

Hope for Justice: Working to end modern slavery

18 October 2021


As part of Migration: a human story, PHM’s Community Programme Team felt strongly about representing those who have experienced modern slavery and felt it was important to raise awareness that this is not a historical issue.  In this blog Adam Hewitt from Hope for Justice tells us more about what modern slavery is, how the charity helps those affected by modern slavery and how you can look out for the signs. 



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