Explore aspects of the collections in greater depth, and find out more about some of our current collections projects.
25 March 2007 marked 200 years since the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act in Britain. The legacy of this history is all around us, and we have been working with museums and communities across Greater Manchester to uncover some of the hidden stories within our own collections.
Researching our little-known collection of posters from the Empire Marketing Board. Produced in the 1920s and '30s, these visually stunning posters present a view of history that raises challenging questions about the legacy of Empire.
Witness the public restoration of William Etty's epic painting, The Sirens and Ulysses. Salvaged goes behind the scenes to explore the conservation of a forgotten masterpiece, not seen on display for over a hundred years.