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Unlocking Ideas Worth Fighting For - an exciting new project

In collaboration with Manchester's People`s History Museum and the Labour History Archive, the Library has been awarded a grant from the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation to research, find and unlock the hidden collections of both institutions and make links between them.

The project will increase public access to the collections through a blog, twitter feed, talks and educational activities. The project will take both collections beyond the physical confines of their buildings, digitising objects, archives and oral history. Alongside the blog there will be online exhibitions, talks and a host of other activities. All this will bring the fascinating collections hidden in both institutions to as wide an audience as possible.

Alongside this research and linking of the collections, the project intends to work with schools, community groups, and individuals to develop new innovative uses for both collections.
If you would like any more information about the project or would like to be involved you can follow the blog and the Twitter feed, or contact the Collection Access Officer Chris Burgess via the 'Contact us` button above.