Mary Greg collection, wooden dog

Key from the Mary Greg CollectionCounters from the Mary Greg Collection

Book illustration from the Mary Greg Collection

Share your collections as part of our #lovecollecting campaign

As part of our celebration of Museums at Night, we’d like you to share your pictures of the artefacts, objects or things that you collect. Here at Manchester Art Gallery we’re very proud of our collections, which range from Dutch art to dolls houses. And we’re sure that our visitors not only love our collections as much as we do, but probably collect things themselves – whether books, tins and stamps or furniture, comics or stickers.

In May, Manchester’s museums and galleries celebrate Museums at Night with a series of events focused on collecting and collections. In the run-up, we’d like to uncover the things that you collect or are inspired by when you visit our venue. Every day from Tuesday 30 April until Friday 18 May we will Tweet and Instagram images of objects from our collection that staff here are particularly proud or fond of. We won’t be alone. Other museums and galleries will do the same – but what we’d really like is for you to join us.

How to share your object as part of #lovecollecting

It’s easy to take part. Just Tweet or Instagram an image of an object that you own, collect or that you’ve seen in a museum or gallery using the hashtag #lovecollecting and @MuseumsatNight.

Tell us what the object is, where it is and why you like it (we’ve put a couple of examples up – find them using the #lovecollecting hashtag).

The best will be collated onto a Pinterest board, and two of those will win tickets to take a mystery bus tour of Manchester on Thursday 16 May 2013, a tour created by the artist Richard Wentworth especially for Museums at Night. You can also come in and donate an object to either Manchester Art Gallery or Manchester Museum on 16 May – find out more here.

Please help us share a love of collecting, and uncover the unsung collections both inside our venues and across the city by taking part in #lovecollecting.




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