Friday, 26 September 2014

Politics, Protest: British Political Posters conference

People's History Museum: Friday 10th October

In the run-up to the General Election 2015, curators, campaigners and designers will explore the significance of the poster to British political debate.
Introduced by Margaret Timmers V&A and Louise Sutherland (PHM)


An Overview of the British Political Poster
James Thompson (Senior Lecturer in Modern History, University of Bristol)
Posters and the archive: The political meaning of poster collections
Chris Burgess (Curator, People’s History Museum),
Disucussion chaired by Catherine Flood (V&A) with
Monica Cash (Deputy Librarian, Linen Hall Library, Belfast) and Cathy Ross (Honorary Research Fellow, Museum of London) 
Organising Election Campaigns
Conservative Party Campaigns
Jeremy Sinclair (Founding director of M & C Saatchi, formerly founder member of Saatchi and Saatchi)
Labour Party Campaigns
Speaker tbc
Discussion Chair: Margaret Scammel
Art and Design as Activism
Suzy Mackie and Pru Stevenson (See Red Woman’s Workshop)
Ross Colquhon ( Designer and member of Artists and Creatives for Scottish Independence)
Noel Douglas (Occupy Movement)
Clifford Singer (My David
Discussion Chair Matilda Pye, V & A
Art as a political weapon
Peter Kennard and Cat Picton Philipps

Come and debate these issues at the People’s History Museum Manchester (PHM), organised in collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) and Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU).

We should be delighted if you would like to attend. Lunch and refreshments provided. Please circulate to anyone else who may be interested. For more details, and to book, follow the Eventbrite link:

Poster Generator Day

Please note that Manchester School of Art and MMU are organising creative poster events on 9 and 10 October that will culminate in a Poster Parade from MMU All Saints Campus to the People’s History Museum (PHM) on 10 October. There is also be the opportunity to visit MMU Special Collections to view posters from its collections on the afternoon of Thursday 9 October 2014. This contains about 4,200 posters, including the Philip Granville Collection and about 3,000 British posters from the 1970s to date.

Conference delegates and students who wish to view posters from our collections on Thursday 9 October should book onto a session in advance. Sessions are running between 1.00pm – 4.30pm. Here is the link to the booking page on EventBrite:

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