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.
At a time when people’s right to protest is being challenged, we’ve a fascinating read from Holly Barrow, Political Correspondent for the Immigration Advice Service, exploring the use of surveillance to suppress dissent.
For the first People’s History Museum blog post of this year, we take a look back at your favourite reads from last year.
As 2020 draws to a close and with Britain’s only national museum of democracy under threat, we’ve got an inspirational seven minute read for you from Co-Chair and Trustee at People’s History Museum (PHM), Martin Carr.
2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the fifth Pan-African Congress, which took place in Manchester (15 – 21 October 1945). We asked PHM Researcher Dr Shirin Hirsch and historian Geoff Brown to look at a document on display in the museum’s main galleries and to blog about the role of black activists in Manchester in the build up to the Congress.
People’s History Museum’s Researcher Dr Shirin Hirsch takes a closer look at the history of migrant workers documented in the museum’s collection.