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Iconic new home for Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre

11 Apr 2014

Reaching a bigger audience at revamped Central Library

New home

The opening of the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre as part of the Manchester Central Library means that one of Europe’s leading specialist libraries on migration, race and ethnicity will be even more accessible to students, academics and local communities.

As part of the £50 million refurbishment of Central Library, the Resource Centre has its own reading and teaching spaces, and its archival collections are central to the interactive digital exhibitions that are a major new feature of Central Library.

In its first week of opening the Resource Centre hosted a public lecture by Academic Director Laurence Brown on “Mapping diversity in Manchester” and staged a handling session with the Steve Cohen anti-deportation collection as part of the Manchester Histories Festival.

Director Jackie Ould said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for us to increase the visibility of our collections and develop partnerships between the University and the wider community.

“We’ll be sponsoring many more events that connect academic and public audiences, as well as continuing to provide the personal support we have always given to students using our collection.”

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