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Artsmark | at People's History Museum

PHM is a proud Artsmark partner supporting schools to offer enriching arts experiences.

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What is Artsmark?

Artsmark is the only creative quality standard for schools and educational settings, accredited by Arts Council England.

Artsmark supports educational settings to develop and celebrate their commitment to arts and cultural education.

Why Artsmark?

Every young person should have the opportunity to be creative, and to experience and participate in arts and culture.

  • Build young people’s confidence, character and resilience through creativityArts Council England Artsmark Partner logo
  • Support the health and wellbeing of young people through arts and culture
  • Strengthen young people’s voices and develop their leadership skills through Artsmark


Visit the Artsmark website for further details on how to get involved.

How can PHM support your Artsmark journey?

A visit to PHM can be used to reach Silver, Gold and Platinum Artsmark levels.

  • You can book a visit to PHM to support cross-curricular learning, using the museum’s collections to spark young people’s creativity and ignite their passions
  • PHM’s digital resources link the museum’s collections to the curriculum and can be used in the classroom or shared remotely
  • If you are interested in developing a partnership with the museum on a deeper engagement project we are currently undertaking an exciting project to review the museum’s Learning Programme. If you would like to discuss how your class can get involved please get in touch


If you have an idea or would like to find out more you can contact the Learning Team on

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Case study

Who Represents Me? project with Manchester Secondary Pupil Referral Unit (PRU), 2018

Artsmark response, at People's History Museum

Who Represents Me? project with Manchester Secondary Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) @ People's History Museum

During the Who Represents Me? project in 2018, students from Manchester Secondary Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) worked with a photographer to discuss what representation meant to them and to create digital self-portraits.

The students discussed topics important to them, learnt new skills and got out of the classroom and into the museum and their community.

Their award winning artwork was displayed in PHM’s major exhibition for 2018, Represent! Voices 100 Years On, a crowdsourced exhibition reflecting on those who campaigned for better representation in the past, asking how far we have really come 100 years since the passing of the Representation of the People Act (1918).

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