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.
This month 26 beautiful banners will be on display thanks to a new exhibition curated and conserved by the team at People’s History Museum (PHM). In this blog we ask Textile Artist and the maker of one of these works of art, Seleena Laverne Daye about the significance of banners in the fight for change and what visitors can expect from the new 2022 Banner Exhibition as it opens.
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.
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.
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.
For this blog we’re sharing a list of famous UK protests, prepared by Amnesty International, that would’ve been impossible under the Policing Bill. From children protesting for Fridays for Future, to protests for Black Lives Matter and ending apartheid in South Africa, discover how our proud history of protest has shaped a better world today.