The People’s History Museum (PHM) has an exciting opportunity for an agency to deliver a new website for the museum at a time of ambitious growth and change for the museum. Becoming an Arts Council England (ACE) National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) for the first time in 2018, the museum is keen to develop its online presence to better reflect its creative, dynamic and collaborative programming.
The new website will help us achieve the aims laid out in our current Business Plan:
- We will have a strong programme-led approach across all services at the museum
- We will engage more people in the work of the museum as audiences, customers and partners
- We will turn up the volume on the museum’s profile and position locally, nationally and internationally
- We will increase our self-generated income and create a more resilient financial model
- We will build a bigger and better digital offer
- We will strengthen the museum to be more confident, ambitious and effective
The requirements in the brief are informed by our new Digital Plan which runs from 2018 until 2022, however, they should be reviewed as part of a rigorous user-tested approach to the website design and development.
Please provide a proposal outlining how you would deliver the brief by email to email@example.com by midnight on Thursday 15 February 2018. Please include relevant examples, each with a reference, of your recent work in this area and an overview of how you would approach this piece of work. The museum will shortlist from the submissions received and interviews with shortlisted agencies will be held on Thursday 22 and Friday 23 February 2018.
For an informal conversation about this opportunity please contact Paula Hope, Communications & Marketing Manager or Daisy Nicholson, Marketing & Development Officer on 0161 838 9190.
Represent! Voices 100 Years On
PHM wants your objects and stories!
2018 is the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act, in which all men and some women won the right to vote. To mark this monumental anniversary People’s History Museum (PHM) are developing a crowd sourced exhibition which will open on Saturday 2 June 2018. And we need you to submit your objects and stories!
Today most men and women in the UK, over the age of 18, have the right to vote. We are asking for submissions around the following themes:
- Do you feel represented? If so, how? If not, why?
- Does having a vote mean you have a voice in society?
- Who cannot vote or doesn’t know how to use their vote?
- How far have we really come in 100 years?
- Have there been any defining moments in your life when you have campaigned for greater democracy or equality?
- What still needs to be done?
We are looking for you to share your posters, placards, artworks, photographs or something more personal, along with a short explanation or personal perspective. Those submissions will then be selected by the Represent! steering group for the final exhibition. To share an example of the types of things we are looking for…Sarah Galligan a member of the Women’s Equality Party has submitted a letter which she wrote as a 10 year old school pupil entitled ‘Why can’t girls play football?’ She says this was a defining moment in her life when she realised that girls should not only be able to play football, but also should be able to have equal rights across society. Today she continues to fight for gender equality.
To make a submission to the Represent! Voices 100 Years On exhibition, please send a maximum of 200 word summary of your submission, alongside any relevant images to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 April 2018.
If you have any queries or would like to discuss this further, please contact Helen Antrobus on 0161 838 9190 or email email@example.com.
We are pleased to announce two exciting opportunities to work with us on our 2018 programme.
Represent! Will mark the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act, in which all men and some women won the vote. This monumental anniversary will be marked across the country, and PHM will be a leading voice in championing the heritage of the people that fought for this fundamental right. We will programme a year long season of exhibitions, events and learning programmes co-curated with marginalised and underrepresented communities on the theme of the struggle for representation.
We are looking for designers to develop the design and visual identity for both the main exhibition and 2018 programme. The full details in the design brief here.
If you would like to submit an expression of interest please return a PDF with the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5.00pm on Sunday 17 December 2017:
- Full contact details
- Relevant examples of your portfolio
- A statement outlining your understanding of the brief, your values and why you want to work on this project
We are also recruiting an external evaluator to devise and implement a robust evaluation strategy to measure the impact of the museum’s Represent! project running throughout 2018. Full details can be found in the Represent! Evaluation Brief.
Please submit an expression of interest as a PDF, with the following information to email@example.com by 5.00pm on Tuesday 19 December 2017:
- Brief CV (max two sides of A4)
- A statement of your suitability for this work and why you would like to undertake it (max 300 words)
- A plan outlining what your approach would be (max 800 words)
- A basic budget breakdown
- Two testimonials/references
A guest post by Gabrielle Lorenz and Sylvan Davies, Fabric of Protest members
Our original NHS Protest Apron was inspired by attendance at a Fabric of Protest workshop at the People’s History Museum, focusing on protest messages incorporated into items of clothing.
Dismayed at how the NHS is currently being stealthily dismantled piece by piece we decided to embroider quotes from the founder of the NHS onto a plain white nurse’s apron and offset these with a printed shattered current NHS logo.
Nicky Salmon, Gabrielle Lorenz and Sylvan Davies at the Anti-Austerity March in Manchester
Our first apron was delicate and intended for exhibition purposes only. However, in September we decided to make a second more robust apron to wear during the Anti-Austerity March at the Tory Party Conference in Manchester on 1st October. We complemented the apron by making two arm slings each with a current quote, one from Professor Stephen Hawking and one from Kelly-Anne Mendoza outlining the damage being caused to the NHS by the Tory government. The slings also included a Save Our NHS logo, courtesy of 999 Call For The NHS.
Gabrielle Lorenz, Nicky Salmon and Sylvan Davies
Fabric of Protest
Come along to this monthly creative workshop and share ideas of protest over a cup of tea, while learning new textile techniques. Taking inspiration from the museum’s collection, participants will work collaboratively to produce pieces of artwork rich in personal responses and exploration. Being at the centre of textile production in Manchester historically, we will collect personal stories, learn about the conditions for workers, and compare the industry from past to present with global textile production and zero hours contracts.
Artist Helen Mather leads The Fabric of Protest workshops. You can read Helen’s latest blog post and follow what the participants are learning and creating on Helen’s tumblr blog.
Participants can attend an individual workshop or join us on a regular basis to shape how the work develops.
Suitable for adults and young people over 11yrs.
Main Gallery Two display area
2018 will mark the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act, in which all men and some women won the vote. To mark this monumental anniversary, the People’s History Museum will programme a year long season of exhibitions, events and learning programmes working with marginalised and underrepresented communities on the theme of the struggle for representation.
As part of the community exhibition strand of the programme we are pleased to announce an open call for submissions from groups or individuals wishing to display or produce an exhibition around the theme of representation. The 2018 community exhibition programme will be selected by a panel of museum staff and members of a cross section of community groups.
Exhibitions will run for one month and slots available are
Friday 23 March –Sunday 22 April 2018
Friday 3 August-Sunday 2 September 2018
Friday 7 December –Sunday 6 January 2019
Main Gallery Two display area
Will run for three months and slots are available between April 2018 and January 2019
Deadline for submissions: Sunday 26 November 2017, 5.00pm
Please send submissions for the attention of Mark Wilson, Exhibitions Officer to the museum address or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions please email email@example.com or phone 0161 838 9190.
This year we’re teaming up with the ‘Get Kids Out Learning’ campaign to encouraging more families to drop the smartphone, step away from the laptop and head outside to create learning experiences, memorable for years to come.
We believe that learning continues outside of the classroom, especially during half term. So, why not join us for a range of family friendly events and workshops this October half term. We’ll have the Mysterious Creature craft table, a Living History performance of No Bed of Roses– From the Caribbean to Manchester, and Make Your Mark: Animal graffiti mural.
If you’d like to support the campaign and Get your Kids Out Learning here’s how to get involved:
The Get Kids Out Learning campaign is an easy way for families to find fun days out local to them, but which still provide great learning and educational opportunities for the kids. The website pulls together all of the best educational venues across the UK and allows parents to search for them by region to quickly see all the information they need to plan a great day out!
Find attracts in your local area by visiting the Get Kids Out Learning site.