About this Event
About this event
As the Autumn Equinox approaches, we celebrate new beginnings, and in particular, the reopening of the University’s Manchester Museum following a £15m transformation. A brand new two-storey extension has been built as part of the capital development project, and includes a stunning South Asia Gallery, Lee Kai Hung Chinese Culture Gallery and Exhibition Hall. The Museum’s vision is to become the most inclusive, imaginative and caring museum you might encounter.
To mark the Autumn Equinox and this exciting new beginning for the Manchester Museum, Professor of Public History, David Olusoga OBE, will deliver a lecture addressing the dilemma facing museums in the 21st Century.
This event is part of Creative Manchester’s ‘Solstice and Equinox series’, a series of events which brings innovative creative artists to The University of Manchester’s four Cultural Institutions. Each of our unique cultural institutions – the Whitworth, the John Rylands Research Institute and Library, Manchester Museum and Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre – focus on building civic, national and international partnerships to advance the social, environmental and individual wellbeing of our communities.
The event takes place at 6pm on Thursday 21 September 2023 at the Manchester Museum. Everyone is welcome. The event is FREE and tickets can be booked via Eventbrite. You can register to attend in-person or to watch via livestream.
Please note there are a limited number of in person tickets available, but the event will be livestreamed and recorded, and made accessible shortly afterwards.
Image credit: one of the most beautiful Renaissance manuscripts of The University of Manchester Library is a copy of Christianus Prolianus’ scientific treatise, Astronomia, produced in Naples around 1478 (Latin MS 53)
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Manchester Museum, Oxford Road, Manchester, United Kingdom