Last Friday, we were delighted to welcome an Easter Island statue to Manchester Museum as part of our Making Monuments on Rapa Nui exhibition which opens on the 1st of April. The statue is on loan from the British Museum.
It’s a giant piece of beautiful basalt. Here’s Bryan Sitch, our Curator of Archaeology talking about its arrival:
Some of the best pictures from Manchester Museum this Morning. Thanks Rachel
Originally posted on Herbology Manchester:
The Manchester Museum came to a standstill this morning as the staff stood transfixed watching the partial solar eclipse over Manchester’s cloudy skies. Only a few hours to go until our next spectacle as the British Museum’s Moai Hava arrives from Liverpool World Museum ahead of our next temporary exhibition ‘Making Monuments on Rapa Nui‘. An exciting day for us all!
I wanted to share a lovely Dinosaur Encyclopaedia one of our visitors Jake Harty has made. Well done Jake!
Jake has clearly spent load of time putting this together and it contains some great pictures.
Originally posted on Meteorites: The Blog from the Final Frontier:
I think we can all agree that trains are pretty big things; they can’t just disappear without trace, surely? But that’s exactly what happened yesterday to the 10.50am service from Milton Keynes to Manchester Piccadilly. I was heading up with my colleague, Diane Johnson, to the Manchester Museum for the first full team meeting of the Catch a Shooting Star project (more about that in a bit). The 10.50 service was clearly marked on our very official looking tickets. We even had assigned seats! Eager to be on our way, we scrutinised the big electronic departures board, but the service had completely vanished! We asked a couple of nearby train officials for news, but neither of them seemed very clear about its fate. Delayed? “Probably.” Cancelled? “Perhaps.” “Keep an eye on the board,” was their best advice. The Virgin Trains official in the smart red coat said there were…
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I’m delighted to announce the launch of Manchester University’s brand new free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC).
Much of it is based here at the museum and uses loads of our collection. It’s a great taster for what it’s like to come to The University of Manchester to study geology and what we have to offer here at The Museum.
I hope you enjoy it and let me know what you think.