Collaborate | Ideas worth collaborating on

Interested in collaborating with PHM? Find out how you can get involved.

Disabled People Fight Back banner, 2015 @ People's History Museum (1)
Exploring migration with People's History Museum. Illustration by Danielle Rhoda

People’s History Museum is passionate about collaboration

Working together to share ideas, skills and opinions, and to create something new.

The museum provides opportunities for all people to learn about, be inspired by and get involved in ideas worth fighting for, offering a powerful programme with varied themes.

Through collaboration PHM aims to deliver a programme of activity that is diverse, accessible and engaging for all.

Interested in collaborating with PHM?  Read the following information to find out more, and get in touch.

Ideas worth collaborating on:

2022: Nothing About Us Without Us

Disabled People Fight Back banner by Ed Hall, Manchester, 2015 © Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People

In 2022 and 2023 PHM will explore the history of disabled people’s rights and activism through a co-curated programme of exhibitions, events and activity.  We are currently working with a steering group of disabled people on this programme.

If you are interested in getting involved with the Nothing About Us Without Us programme, have an idea for an event, exhibition or project connected to the history of disabled people’s rights and activism, or would like more information, please email Michael Powell, Programme Officer on

We are keen to be open about how we work with people to create programmes of activity.

Here is the consultation and planning report for PHM’s 2022 – 2023 programme, which was developed through many conversations with disabled people with a range of impairments, guided by our project steering group between 2019 and 2021.

Find out more

2020-2021: exploring migration

Exploring migration with People's History Museum. Illustration by Danielle Rhoda

Throughout 2020 and 2021, PHM is exploring migration through a programme of activity, co-created by a Community Programme Team made up of people whose lives have been shaped by migration.

PHM’s exhibitions programme is now fully booked until May 2022.  The events programme is confirmed until June 2021.

If you are interested in getting involved with this programme or would like more information, please email Zofia Kufeldt, Programme Officer on

What's on exploring migration

Decision making

The museum receives a large number of enquiries from people who would like to collaborate with us.  Unfortunately, we don’t have capacity to work with everyone.

Once a month PHM’s Programme Team meet to review and discuss any new ideas received.

We prioritise opportunities that have the potential to do one or more of the following things:

  • Connect with the theme being explored
  • Engage new and diverse audiences
  • Improve access to the museum, the programme and collection
  • Expand knowledge of and perspectives on the museum’s collection
  • Raise the profile of the museum
  • Generate income for the museum
  • Respond to the climate emergency and reduce the museum’s environmental impact

Sending us your idea

If you are interested in collaborating with us, please send a short email, video message, or sound recording to and answer these questions:

  • Who are you?
  • What is your idea?
  • Does your idea need money to do it and if so, roughly how much?
  • When would you like your idea to happen?


Don’t worry if you can’t answer all of the questions above, we can always discuss your idea in more detail at a later stage.

If you are unable to put your idea into an email, video message, or sound recording, you can phone the museum on 0161 838 9190 and ask to discuss your idea with a member of the Programme Team.

You can also send us your idea by post to:

Programme Team
People’s History Museum
Left Bank
Manchester M3 3ER

We will let you know when we have discussed your idea and whether or not it is something we can work with you on.

Please note we usually need at least five months’ notice to programme events, projects or activities.


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