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Online Exhibitions & Displays

Explore our exhibitions and displays, including multilingual interpretation.

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Online Photography Exhibition


"My series pays homage to traditional hairstyles by creating different shapes that display the versatility of afro hair. Factual patterns within hair particularly resonated with me, I wanted to expand on this idea by intentionally using patterns, plants and shapes that complemented particular hairstyles to create a new narrative of black hair."

Part of our Black History Month and Beyond showcase

'Illuminating Nature' was displayed from 21-23 October 2021 in our Oxford Road window. It was part of the Corridor of Light Festival.


This installation featured a number of stunning shells from our collection, including cowrie shells, keyhole limpets and star turban shells, which all glow a brilliant, florescent pink and show just how magical nature can be. 

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Heirlooms is a collection of artwork produced by members of Pure Art Studio inspired by Manchester Museum’s collections,  looking closely at precious items that tell stories of the past, and their own response to the theme ‘Heirlooms.’


Previously on display in the Manchester Museum exhibition window on Oxford Road, Heirlooms is now available as an online exhibition which you can discover and enjoy from home.

We Are Nature

How does nature make you feel? Discover Wild Chorus and Voicing Silence, two new artistic responses to the beauty, complexity and decline of wildlife.


Have you ever wondered how minerals form, what they are used in and who was involved in getting Manchester Museum’s mineral collection out of the ground?


Fascination or fear? Disgust or delight?  We all have opinions about insects.


Our reactions may be based on personal experience, instinct, influenced by news stories, films or mythical tales. A world without insects would, in the end, be a world without people. Our exhibition Beauty and the Beasts; falling in love with insects invites you to take a closer look at the world of insects.


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