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.
People’s History Museum houses the world’s largest collection of trade union and political banners. In this month’s blog, our Conservator, Kloe Rumsey shines a light on the conservation work she undertook to prepare a previously unseen banner for our 2020 Banner Exhibition.
Protest Lab is part of the museum’s 2019 programme exploring the past, present and future of protest, marking 200 years since the Peterloo Massacre. Find out how Programme Officer Michael Powell and his team created the space and get an insight into which contemporary objects have been collected for display.
This week marks the 30th anniversary of the destruction of the Berlin Wall. And three decades after the its fall, we are displaying pieces of the wall that we have in our collection. People’s History Museum’s Collections Officer, Sam Jenkins tells us about the history of the barbed wire topped wall that took away basic human rights.
People’s History Museum houses the world’s largest collection of trade union and political banners. In this month’s blog, our Conservator, Jenny van Enckevort explains the painstaking work it took to prepare one of our largest for our 2019 Banner Display.
#OnThisDay in 1936 the Spanish Civil War began. To highlight the Printers Demand Arms for Spain banner on show in PHM’s 2019 Banner Display, our fantastic volunteer and Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) post graduate student Beth Lane shares insight from previously unseen Spanish Civil War photographs in PHM’s internationally significant collection.