Museum Collections (18 total)

Use this list to explore the collections, archive and historical events of the the Manchester Art Museum.

Annual Report, Manchester Art Museum and University Settlement , 1908

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1908, Annual Report, Manchester Art Museum and University Settlement , 1908, Manchester Art Museum and University Settlement

The Annual Report for the year ending 30th April 1908, opened with a quotation from the Roman emperor and philosopher, Marcus Aurelius: "Men are born…

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Concert Programme, 1903

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1903, Concert Programme, 1903

The Choral Society of the Art Museum mounted a regular programme of concerts at Ancoats Hall, including works from the classical repertoire such…

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Description of the Manchester Art Museum and University Settlement

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1908, Description of the Manchester Art Museum and University Settlement, Manchester Art Museum and University Settlement Annual Report

This information was provided in the Annual Reports which contained detailed accounts of the combined activities of the Manchester Art Museum and…

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Fawcett Debating Society Programme

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1906-01-01/1906-12-31, Fawcett Debating Society Programme, Manchester Art Museum and University Settlement

In 1866, Millicent Garrett Fawcett founded a non-violent campaign to achieve women’s suffrage. The Fawcett Society supported the empowerment of…

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Invitation to the Women's Club, 1914

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1914, Invitation to the Women's Club, 1914, Manchester Art Museum and University Settlement

During the early months of the First World War, the University Settlement opened a daily Women's Club to provide support and fellowship. Free access…

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Manchester University Settlement Activities, 1899

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1899, Manchester University Settlement Activities, 1899, Manchester Art Museum and University Settlement

This page from the 1899 Annual Report of the University Settlement describes the range of activities and support provided for the local community.…

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Monday Night Concerts Handbill

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1906, Monday Night Concerts Handbill, Manchester Art Museum and University Settlement

This advertisement for the Autumn series of Monday evening concerts emphasises that working men and women can come in their everyday clothes and there…

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Photograph of the cast of Love's Labours Lost

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Photograph of the cast of Love's Labours Lost, 1903

The plays of Shakespeare were regularly performed by the Amateur Dramatic Society and were staged in the open air and in the recreation rooms in the…

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Photograph of the Manchester University Settlement Playground

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Photograph of the Manchester University Settlement Playground, 1903

The founders of the Manchester Art Museum and the University Settlement believed that physical recreation was as important for children as aesthetic…

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Photograph of the University Settlement Cottage, Carr Meadow, Hayfield

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Photograph of the University Settlement Cottage, Carr Meadow, Hayfield, 1903

This cottage belonged to the University Settlement and was used by clubs and groups associated with the Art Museum, to provide holidays in the…

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Photograph of the Whitsun Lakes Party

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Photograph of the Whitsun Lakes Party, 1903

Each year at Whitsun, a party of associates of the University Settlement and Art Museum spent a weekend in Coniston in the Lake District. During the…

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Play Ticket

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1909, Play Ticket, Manchester Art Museum and University Settlement

Admission was free to many of the plays and concerts organised by the Art Museum and University Settlement. Audience members were invited to donate to…

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Popular Lectures, 1898

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1898, Popular Lectures, 1898, Manchester Art Museum and University Settlement

During the Autumn of 1898, weekly lectures were held each Monday at 8pm. Thomas Horsfall gave the first lecture in the series, which then covered…

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Programme of Arrangements, 1904-05

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1904, Programme of Arrangements, 1904-05, Manchester Art Museum and University Settlement

This is little leaflet was designed to promote the range of educational and social activities taking place in the Art Museum in the coming year,…

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Programme of Events, Manchester Art Museum and University Settlement, 1909

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1909, Programme of Events, Manchester Art Museum and University Settlement, 1909, Manchester Art Museum and University Settlement

This little card shows the range of activities organised by the Art Museum and University Settlement during the busy Autumn of 1909. It also provides…

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Social Gathering, Association of Sewing Machinists

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1906, Social Gathering, Association of Sewing Machinists, Manchester Art Museum and University Settlement

The Art Museum hosted events for women workers, such as the many sewing machinists who worked in and around Ancoats. Although the Art Museum and…

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There Is No Wealth But Life, Annual Report of the Art Museum and University Settlement, 1902

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1902, There Is No Wealth But Life, Annual Report of the Art Museum and University Settlement, 1902, Manchester Art Museum and University Settlement

The moral and social philosophy John Ruskin was a strong influence on the founders of both the Art Museum and the University Settlement. This quote is…

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Ticket to a Field Club Social and Dance, 1910

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1910, Ticket to a Field Club Social and Dance, 1910, Manchester Art Museum and University Settlement

The Art Museum and University Settlement Field Club was founded in 1902 and combined social activities with the study of nature. Members collected…

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