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.
Artist Jason Wisher-Mills gives us a sneak preview of The Manchester Argonaut and shares some of the ideas that have inspired him and the messages behind his work.
People’s History Museum’s (PHM) Head of Collections & Engagement Jenny Mabbott tells us about the very special banner in the museum’s collection that appeared in Industrial Revolution Manchester, the final episode of Channel 4 show Britain’s Most Historic Towns, with Professor Alice Roberts.
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.
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.