Reading Room and Gallery
|Monday - Friday||10.00 - 16.00|
|Thursday||10.00 - 19.00 (term time only)|
|Saturday||12.00 - 16.00 (term time only)|
The collections are central to the artistic culture and teaching of the faculty and have been since its foundation as the Manchester School of Art in 1853.
The collections include:
The Book Design, Artists' Books and Children's Book collections can be accessed without an appointment and can be searched on the Library catalogue.
The Manchester School of Art collection, the Archive collections, the Schmoller Collection of Decorated Papers and the Poster collections can be searched on the Special Collections catalogue. Please contact us to make an appointment to view material from these collections.
The Special Collections Gallery has a programme of exhibitions relating to the collections and also showcases the art and design practice and research of staff and students. Exhibition catalogues and collection publications are available to purchase. To hear about future events and exhibitions join our mailing list by visiting the Special Collections website.
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The creative atmosphere of the gallery provides an ideal location for events and can be hired with the optional use of the Lecture Theatre. To hire the gallery email email@example.com or phone 0161 247 6107
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Mr Dedman's Victory Suit: Intimate stories of make do and mend
15th April - 30th August 2013
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Want to use the collections for study? How to get access to the Collections.