Revamping a quarter of People’s History Museum’s (PHM) main galleries, the majority of banners on display at the museum change annually.
Visit 2022’s selection of historic and contemporary banners – some on public display for the first time, all specially conserved by the museum’s expert Conservation Team.
These are banners that have been a part of, and have witnessed, a range of different protest campaigns that reflect the many different stories explored by the museum. 2022’s Banner Exhibition will include a banner created by artists campaigning for women’s rights in the early 20th century and one that featured in the famous alliance of lesbians and gay men who supported the National Union of Mineworkers during the year-long strike of 1984-1985. It will also see the Nothing About Us Without Us banner (2015) go on display. This was commissioned by PHM to mark the 20th anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act (1995) as a community endeavour led by Venture Arts and has inspired the name of PHM’s headline exhibition for 2022 that will open during July.
The diverse images, vivid colours and powerful words of all 26 banners in the exhibition give life to campaigns in a unique way, with visitors able to explore the stories they reveal throughout the museum’s galleries.
Family Friendly exhibition, suitable for all ages.
Please note the museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays
Part of PHM’s 2022 and 2023 programme exploring the history of disabled people’s rights and activism through a co-curated programme of exhibitions, events and activity.