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Peoples History Museum, Manchester, United Kingdom

Monday 14 May 2007

Making history happen

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Austin-Smith:Lord apply for planning permission to take the People's History Museum into the future 

In January 2006 the Heritage Lottery Fund agreed to grant the Peoples History Museum £7.18m to facilitate its proposed one site project, subject to a Successful Stage 2 application. Based in Manchester, The Peoples History Museum focuses upon an internationally important collection, which includes the National Archive of the Labour Party, collections relating to the TUC, The UK Communist Party, Women’s Suffrage and the Co-op Movement amongst others. The Museum is unequaled in its collection of Trade Union banners from around the world, supported by world leading in house textile conservation expertise. The additional space will be made available through the creation of a new 4 storey extension, providing a new public entrance, galleries, conservation studio, archive and public reading room. The key to the design of the extension is the ability to deliver a building that contains the collections within an appropriate environment, one which ensures a comfortable visitor experience and is both enjoyable and memorable; one which provides a healthy working situation for staff and visitor. The texture of the facade is rich and strong in tonal composition, the visual impression it creates is dependant on time of day and conditions of light and weather, this ambiguity inherent in the material offers a visually tantalizing way of reflecting the disparate yet united elements of the collection within.

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