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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 and events, and highlights from the museum's unique collection.

Image of Caroline Dyer with her placard, Manchester Women's March, January 2017 © Caroline Dyer (3)

From a march to a museum

21 January 2022


Incredibly it has been 5 years since Women’s Marches took place across the globe; described as one of the biggest human-rights demonstrations in history, with millions taking part and representation in every continent of the world.  Manchester was one of the cities that marched on 21 January 2017 and in this blog we hear the fascinating story of the From The City of Pankhurst With Love placard that began its life on this march,.  This is the story behind the object in the words of its creator Caroline Dyer, Co-Director of Heard Storytelling and an Events Manager.



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Image of 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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Image of 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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Image of 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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Image of 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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