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The Manchester Museum's ebulletin for adults

08 Jun 2009

What's on in June

Welcome to The Manchester Museum's ebulletin for adults. This June we welcome artist Ansuman Biswas to live as a Hermit in the Museum's Gothic Tower. Before he ascends the tower, why not come and meet Ansuman in a discussion about some of the topics he'll be pondering?

Also this month, why not come and enjoy an evening of poetry inspired by the Museum's collection? Celebrate refugee week with inspirational photographs by women working with the red cross. Explore the landscape where Lindow Man's body was found in a special weekend of activities.

If you know anyone who is interested in receiving our enewsletters and finding out more about our activities, they can now sign up through our website:

We hope you to see you soon!


Ros Helliwell, The Manchester Museum
The Manchester Museum is open daily:

  • Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-5pm
  • Sunday, Monday and Bank Holidays: 11am-4pm


Lindow Moss: a place of finding
Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 June

Find out more about the place where Lindow Man was discovered during this weekend of special events linked to our photographic exhibition Lindow Moss: a place of finding

Exhibition Tour
Saturday 13 June, 2-3pm

Meet exhibition photographer Stephen Vaughan and find out what inspired him to photograph the landscape where Lindow Man was found.
Free, ring 0161 275 2648 to book.

Walking Tour of Lindow Moss
Sunday 14 June, 2-4pm

Explore the landscape of Lindow Moss and uncover the mystery surrounding the place where Lindow Man's body was discovered.
£3, Ages 10+, book on 0161 275 2648.
Meet at the Plough and Flail, Mobberley.
Suitable for dogs but not prams or wheelchairs.
Wear walking shoes.

Poetic Inspirations
Thursday 18 June 6.30pm - 8pm

Come and listen to an evening of poetry reading inspired by the Museum's collection.
Free. Ring 0161 275 2648 to book.

Manchester Hermit
Arriving 27 June

Artist Ansuman Biswas will be taking up residency in the Museum's gothic tower for 40 days and 40 nights from 27 June. Currently undertaking a period of research in the Museum, Ansuman is working with the Museum's collection exploring ideas around memory and extinction.

Once in the tower, he will be opening up a wider debate about why museums collect and preserve objects, whilst allowing species and cultures to become forgotten and extinct. He will be communicating through an online blog, further details will be posted on the Museum's website soon.

Why not come and meet Ansuman before he ascends the tower in a special preview event:

Ideas Cafe: The Manchester Hermit
Tuesday 23 June 6-8pm

Explore and discuss some of the issues he will be pondering during his residency.
Free. Ring 0161 275 2648 to book.

Refugee Week
Saturday 27 June 11am - 4pm
Inspiration amidst asylum: celebrate Refugee Week and explore this special display of inspirational photographs by women working with the Red Cross.

We look forward to seeing you soon

The Manchester Museum, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL