Heritage Futures, Manchester Museum



Harrison R, McGhie H, Bartolini N, Macdonald S, Holtorf C, DeSilvey C, Morgan J, May S, Penrose S, Lyons A & Fredheim H Heritage Futures, Manchester Museum.

The exhibition was opened by Professor Esme Ward, Director of the Manchester Museum, Professor Roey Sweet, Director of Partnerships and Engagement at the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), and Rodney, at a private view event attended by several hundred people, including many of the research programme's 15 academic researchers and members of the project's 28 international partner organisations. Curated by Henry McGhie (Head of Collections and Curator of Zoology at the Manchester Museum), and Rodney Harrison, in consultation with the Heritage Futures research team, the exhibition explores the relationship between heritage, waste, loss, and how the concept of heritage can be used to involve people in actively imagining and beginning to create the future they desire for themselves and others. It not only presents aspects of the academic research and the four main themes of the Heritage Futures research programme, but also utilises these themes to re-imagine the museum and its collections.


Type of mediaExhibition
FundersArts and Humanities Research Council

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Dr Jennie Morgan

Dr Jennie Morgan

Senior Lecturer, History