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Gathering Moss

The natural history collection at Gallery Oldham is much more than a store of objects; it’s an ongoing process. Over the years, many of the specimens were donated to the […]
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A Poem and Plant Specimens

Whilst exploring our collections, Patricia our natural history curator, came across this poem by the Saddleworth poet Ammon Wrigley (1861-1946)
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Touring exhibition: Zarah Hussain’s Light Upon Light

Our touring show, Zarah Hussain’s Light Upon Light, opens in Rugby on 18 Sept. We talk to Zarah about the inspiration behind her new artworks.
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Moss Terrariums and Bottle Gardens

Make your own miniature garden in a bottle using mosses with artist Anthony Hall.
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Snipe Clough: Moss Trail 1

Inspired by the collectors who donated mosses to the museum, Anthony Hall shares his trail around Snipe Clough on the search for specimens.
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Park Bridge: Moss Trail 2

Inspired by mosses in Gallery Oldham’s collection, Anthony Hall shares his trail around Park Bridge on the search for new specimens.
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Daisy Nook Country Park: Moss Trail 3

Inspired by our moss collection, Anthony Hall shares his woodland trail around Daisy Nook Country Park on the search for new specimens.
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Let’s be heard

Alessandra Merizzi has written this blog about the latest exhibition in our Community Gallery. The exhibition runs from 17 July until 4 September. Let’s Be Heard is a group of […]
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‘Biocrusts’ and ‘Blanket-bogs’

One of a series of blogs written by Anthony Hall who is exploring the secret life of moss specimens in our natural history collection.
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The National Gallery Masterpiece Tour: Degas

We’re using Hélène Rouart in her Father’s Study by Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas by as a springboard for conversation. Is this really a portrait of Hélène or her father? How are women represented in our collections? And, who are the women in these paintings?
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