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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.

Posts tagged 'Women'

Image of Black and yellow poster printed with the head of Constance Markievicz, including the text:” I Am Pledged To A Free And Independent Republic... A Workers Republic” Constance Markievicz.

Constance Markievicz

1 March 2024


PHM’s Visitor Experience Team’s Mollie Holden takes a closer look at Irish revolutionary Countess Constance Markievicz, her fight to improve the lives of the working class, and a poster in the museum’s collection.



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Image of A white mug with red text which reads Coal Not Dole 1984

Miners’ Strike 1984 to 1985

31 January 2024


In this third of a series of three blogs exploring miners’ strikes, Dr Bob Dinn, Visitor Experience Supervisor at PHM, writes about the events of the 1984 to 1985 Miners’ Strike.

 



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Image of Image taken by photographer Jake Hardy, who attended the Black Lives Matter protests in Manchester during May and June 2020. People’s History Museum’s contemporary collection © Jake Hardy

The raised fist: a history of the symbol

4 September 2023


Art historian Simon Faulkner considers the history and meanings of the raised fist using examples that include posters and photographs from People’s History Museum’s collection.



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Image of Peterloo Massacre 1819, commemorative glass, date unknown. Image courtesy of People's History Museum.

What was the Peterloo Massacre?

7 August 2023


In this blog PHM’s Researcher Dr Shirin Hirsch writes about the Peterloo Massacre. On 16 August 1819 60,000 people congregated in St Peter’s Field in Manchester, with demands for the right to vote, freedom from oppression, and justice.  Despite its peaceful beginning, this was a day that would end with a bloody outcome.



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Image of Fempress poster, by Pescina, around 1980s

International Women’s Day: posters for female liberation

8 March 2023


In celebration of International Women’s Day 2023, People’s History Museum’s Collections Officer Shivaya Prasad selects campaign materials for women’s rights from our collection of almost three thousand posters. These distinctive posters use bold slogans and illustrations to campaign for issues such as female liberation and bodily autonomy.



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